I discuss the possibility of variation of coupling constants and particle masses within modern physics. Quantum mechanical calculations are presented giving the decay constant for alpha decay and its variation with depth of the nuclear potential well. Finally, a concrete, numerical approach is given for the possible variation of the Fermi constant over the history of the earth.
Accelerated decay, Age of the Earth, Tunneling, Beta Decay, Alpha decay
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Chaffin, Eugene F.
"Accelerated Decay: Theoretical Models,"
Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism: Vol. 5, Article 8.
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