The ground-state branch in the beta decay of Cu-58 has been remeasured by u
sing gamma-ray detection combined with ion-guide-based on-line mass separat
ion. The measured value 80.8(7)% is three times more precise and in agreeme
nt with the earlier reported value. The deduced Gamow-Teller strength of th
is transition, to be used for the calibration of the charge-exchange reacti
ons, is 0.0821(7). (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.