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The decay scheme of Fe⁵⁹ Hanson, Gordon Harold


The beta and gamma spectra of Fe⁵⁹ have been examined in a thin lens beta ray spectrometer. Gamma rays with energies of 1.10 Mev and 1.29 Mev were detected using the photoelectric technique with a Uranium radiator. Using a thin foil as a source, beta groups with maximum energies of 1.77 Mev and 0.45 Mev were found. There was no evidence of a 0.26 Mev group as reported by other workers. Tentative decay schemes are presented.

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