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57. 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
m
p
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
 Fall '08
 SPRUNGER
 Physics, Energy, Kinetic Energy, Mass, Neutron

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