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I'm looking the paper first using the term Michel electrons

  1. Apr 10, 2015 #1
    Hi. First off, sorry if this is the wrong forum; this seems to be the most valid one, but if that's not the case please let me know.

    Anyway, I am writing a thesis, and in it I mention the Michel electron (electron created from muon decay) and note that it gets its name from Louis Michel. I was told to find a reference for this, but try as I might there's nothing I can find. It's stated matter-of-factly on Wikipedia and the papers I see that mention it at all just say "Michel electron" with no explanation towards the naming. I was hoping that maybe someone would be know how this name originated. I tried to find old papers on muon decay, but with no luck (I'm not very experienced at doing this sort of research). I'm having trouble even finding Louis Michel's work.

    Please let me know if you can help,
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  4. Apr 10, 2015 #3
    Thank you for this. While I still can't find anything on the term "Michel electron", I can work with having his first two Michel parameters papers; the first of which you gave me, and the second of which was easy enough to find from that.
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