Review: Proceedings of the Rehovoth Conference on Nuclear Structure held at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth

Authors(s):John P. Hummel Publication:Journal of the American Chemical Society Publication Date: Publisher: Citation:J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1958, 80 (20), pp 5578–5578 Link:
6. Parity Non-Conservation and 8-Decay. This is undoubtedly the most significant section of the book. The papers in this session review the recent parity experiments and reflect on their meaning. This is probably the first time that such a comprehensive survey of this area has appeared in print. The outstanding papers are on the theoretical implications of parity non-conservation (T. D. Lee), the experimental evidence for parity non-conservation (C. S. Wu), the effects of the recent developments on the interpretation of old β-decay data (E. J. Konopinski), the application of angular correlation measurements to this general area (R. M. Steffen), and the experimental problems in measuring beta spectra (L. M. Langer). Of interest to experimenters in this area is the wealth of information on specific experiments contained in many of the shorter COIItributions. The editor has also added a timely supplement of post-conference developments in this field which puts the section almost up to date.