The Continuous Spectrum of β-Rays

  title={The Continuous Spectrum of $\beta$-Rays},
  author={Charles Drummond Ellis and W. A. Wooster},
THE continuous spectrum of the β-rays arising from radio-active bodies is a matter of great importance in the study of their disintegration. Two opposite views have been held about the origin of this continuous spectrum. It has been suggested that, as in the α-ray case, the nucleus, at each disintegration, emits an electron having a fixed characteristic energy, and that this process is identical for different atoms of the same body. The continuous spectrum given by these disintegration… 

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