International researcher team confirms TU findings on a new kind of radioactivity
Five years ago a team of the Institute for Nuclear Physcis of TU Darmstadt discovered the new, comparably rarely-occurring kind of radioactivity, the „competitive double-gamma decay“, which in 1937 had been predicted in theory by the Nobel Prize winner Maria Goeppert-Mayer. The findings which had been published in „Nature“ have now been confirmed and measured more precisely by an international team of researchers at the European Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics near Bucharest, Romania. The results are released in „Nature Communications“. One of the authors is the TU professor and at the time „joint-discoverer“, Norbert Pietralla.