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53. The decay scheme is n
p + e +
→
−
ν
. The electron kinetic energy is a maximum if no
neutrino is emitted. Then,
K
max
= (
m
n
–
m
p
–
m
e
)
c
2
,
where
m
n
is the mass of a neutron,
m
p
is the mass of a proton, and
m
e
is the mass of an
electron. Since
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mass, Neutron

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