A New Experiment With RaE

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Scientific Paper
Title A New Experiment With RaE
Author(s) Ricardo L Carezani
Keywords RaE electron energy deposited in a calorimeter check special relativity-neutrino against autodynamics theory
Published 1988
Journal Physics Essays
Volume 1
Number 4
Pages 269-271


The classic discrepancy between a calorimetric measurement of the total decay energy of RaE (210/83 Bi) and the kinetic energy calculated to be available by special relativity from the element's beta decay velocity spectrum led to Pauli's postulate of the neutrino. A new experiment is proposed in which a calorimetric measurement can be used to judge the validity of the kinetic energy formula of special relativity, independent of the existence of neutrinos.