Perturbation of nuclear decay rates during the solar flare of 2006 December 13

@article{Jenkins2009PerturbationON,
  title={Perturbation of nuclear decay rates during the solar flare of 2006 December 13},
  author={J. Jenkins and E. Fischbach},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={407-411}
}
  • J. Jenkins, E. Fischbach
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • Astroparticle Physics
  • Abstract Recently, correlations have been reported between fluctuations in nuclear decay rates and Earth–Sun distance, which suggest that nuclear decay rates may be affected by solar activity. In this paper, we report the detection of a significant decrease in the decay of 54 Mn during the solar flare of 2006 December 13, whose X-rays were first recorded at 02:37 UT (21:37 EST on 2006 December 12). Our detector was a 1 μCi sample of 54 Mn , whose decay rate exhibited a dip coincident in time… CONTINUE READING
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