Re-evaluation of Fermi’s theory of beta-decay


  • Wladimir Guglinski Escola de Engenharia da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte-MG,  Brazil
Keywords: Fermi’s beta-decay‎, Neutron quark model, Neutron distribution, Jefferson Lab (JLAB)


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Another published paper of the author proposes that proton and neutron radii have contraction ‎inside the atomic nuclei, generating a discrepancy of 8s between the neutron lifetime measured in ‎beam and bottle experiments. According to the present theory, the neutron radius in beam ‎experiments dilates from 0.26fm up to 0.87fm during the initial 8s, after which begins the process of ‎decay. The present paper proposes a new neutron model with quark structure d(u-e-u), with an ‎electron sandwiched between two up quarks. It reproduces very well all neutron properties, as for ‎instance the radial charge distribution, impossible to be reproduced considering the current quark ‎model ddu. So, the radial charge distribution of neutrons (obtained from beam experiments, if ‎measured in the first initial 8 seconds of their lifetime) has to exhibit a curve a little different of that ‎measured in 2007 in the Jefferson Lab. Here is proposed to JLab to repeat the experiment under ‎such new condition. 


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Wladimir Guglinski, Escola de Engenharia da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Presidente Antonio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha, Belo Horizonte-MG,  Brazil






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How to Cite
Guglinski, W. (2018). Re-evaluation of Fermi’s theory of beta-decay. International Journal of Fundamental Physical Sciences, 8(2), 19-43.