Electron capture on 116In and implications for nuclear structure related to double-beta decay
Wrede, C., Sjue, S. K. L., Garcia, A., Swanson, H. E., Ahmad, I., Algora, A., . . . Äystö, J. (2013). Electron capture on 116In and implications for nuclear structure related to double-beta decay. Physical Review C, 87 (3), 031303(R). doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.87.031303
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The electron capture decay branch of 116In has been measured to be [2.46 ± 0.44(stat.) ± 0.39(syst.)] × 10−4 using Penning trap-assisted decay spectroscopy. The corresponding Gamow-Teller transition strength is shown to be compatible with the most recent value extracted from the (p, n) charge-exchange reaction, providing a resolution to longstanding discrepancies. This transition can now be used as a reliable benchmark for nuclearstructure calculations of the matrix element for the neutrinoless double-β decay of 116Cd and other nuclides.