Neutron beta decay in a uniform constant magnetic field
The β-decay rate of a polarized neutron source in a constant, uniform magnetic field of arbitrary strength is calculated. We show that the decay rate is substantially changed if the magnetic field is of order 1013 G or larger. Fields of such strength have been speculated to exist in the early universe or in neutron stars. © 1969 The American Physical Society.
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Matese, J., & O'Connell, R. (1969). Neutron beta decay in a uniform constant magnetic field. Physical Review, 180 (5), 1289-1292. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.180.1289