Search for violation of the Pauli principle in nuclear decays

Research paper by D. Kekez, A. Ljubičić, S. Kaučić, B. A. Logan

Indexed on: 08 Feb '08Published on: 08 Feb '08Published in: Il Nuovo Cimento A (1971-1996)


A possible violation of the Pauli exclusion principle in nuclear decays has been investigated by studying the electron capture decay of71Ge. The probability of a violation was found to be <3·10−12 (95.5% c.l.). The probability of Pauli-forbidden\(\beta ^ \pm \) decay of127I was estimated to be <2·10−26.