Figure 1

Figure 1: The “Pandemonium Effect” as discussed by J. Hardy et al., in 1977 [12] with a reference to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. The true picture of the decay of the neutron-rich parent nucleus (Z,N), with many weak beta transitions and following low-intensity γ transitions, is given. Evidently, the determination of the true beta strength function, the γ-deexcitation patterns, and their interpretation might suffer from undetected γ radiation.