Title

On the minimal weight of some singly-even codes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-1999

Abstract

It is shown that the minimal distance d of a singly-even self-dual [24t+8, 12t+4] code is at most 4t+2 if its shadow contains a weight 4 vector, t is even, and (t5t) is odd. It is proved particularly that there does not exist a singly-even self-dual code with 4862 words of weight 12. This answers a question of Conway and Sloane raised in their joint paper in 1990.

Publication Title

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

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