# New limits on naturally occurring electron capture of 123 Te

@article{Alessandrello2003NewLO,
title={New limits on naturally occurring electron capture of 123 Te},
author={Angelo Alessandrello and Claudio Arnaboldi and Chiara Brofferio and Silvia C. Capelli and O. Cremonesi and Ettore Fiorini and Angelo Nucciotti and Maura Pavan and Gianluigi Pessina and Stefano Pirr{\o} and Ezio Previtali and M. Sisti and Marco Vanzini and Luca Zanotti and A. Giuliani and Marisa Pedretti and C. Bucci and Carlos Pobes},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2003},
volume={67},
pages={014323}
}`
• Published 6 November 2002
• Geology
• Physical Review C
Electron capture of ${}^{123}\mathrm{Te}$ from the K shell has been investigated in a new underground search with an array of 340-g ${\mathrm{TeO}}_{2}$ thermal detectors. We find that some previous indication of this decay could be attributed to electron capture (EC) of ${}^{121}\mathrm{Te}$ resulting from neutron activation of natural tellurium. There is therefore so far no evidence for EC of ${}^{123}\mathrm{Te}$ from the K shell with a 90% C.L. lower limit \${t}_{1/2}^{K}g5\ifmmode\times…
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