Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

September 1953


Published in Physical Review 91:6 (September 15, 1953), p. 1487. Copyright ©1953 The American Physical Society. Used by permission. Online at URL:


Previous workers have shown from an analysis of the energetics of alpha and beta decay that the pairing energy of protons is greater than that of neutrons. It is here postulated that this effect is responsible for the absence of odd-proton isomers for 50

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