Double β Decay and the Axial Strength
Suhonen, J., & Kostensalo, J. (2019). Double β Decay and the Axial Strength. Frontiers in Physics, 7, Article 29. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphy.2019.00029
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Quenching of the weak axial strength gA is discussed and relations of this quenching to the nuclear matrix elements of double beta decays are highlighted. An analysis of Gamow-Teller transitions in the mass range A = 62 − 142 is presented and its results are compared with those of many previous works. The enhancement of the axial charge is discussed for first-forbidden pseudoscalar β transitions. Higher-forbidden β transitions are introduced and their role in determining the effective value of gA is examined, in particular from the point of view of the β-decay half-lives and the shapes of electron spectra of forbidden non-unique β transitions.
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