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Nuclear fluorescence using high-energy synchrotron radiation

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • We present some measurements of nuclear fluorescence which were made while exploring the potential of a unique source of very hard x-rays which was installed at ESRF until recently. It produced radiation of energies up to 1MeV. In this range there are many nuclear resonances, and so we made a small survey of some plausible candidates to see if they could indeed be excited using this source. Along with short-lived resonances, we were also able to indirectly populate long-lived isomeric states in several nuclei. Thus, simply exposing the samples to the white beam for a period of time caused them to be activated. The samples could them be removed from the beam and their emissions observed using an energy-resolving detector. Isomeric states in isotopes of indium, cadmium and silver were excited and their subsequent decay observed.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Publisher


Citation


  • Siddons, D. P., Liss, K. D., Hastings, J. B., & Grübel, G. (2004). Nuclear fluorescence using high-energy synchrotron radiation. In AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 705 (pp. 1178-1181). doi:10.1063/1.1758010

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85012273314

Start Page


  • 1178

End Page


  • 1181

Volume


  • 705

Abstract


  • We present some measurements of nuclear fluorescence which were made while exploring the potential of a unique source of very hard x-rays which was installed at ESRF until recently. It produced radiation of energies up to 1MeV. In this range there are many nuclear resonances, and so we made a small survey of some plausible candidates to see if they could indeed be excited using this source. Along with short-lived resonances, we were also able to indirectly populate long-lived isomeric states in several nuclei. Thus, simply exposing the samples to the white beam for a period of time caused them to be activated. The samples could them be removed from the beam and their emissions observed using an energy-resolving detector. Isomeric states in isotopes of indium, cadmium and silver were excited and their subsequent decay observed.

Publication Date


  • 2004

Publisher


Citation


  • Siddons, D. P., Liss, K. D., Hastings, J. B., & Grübel, G. (2004). Nuclear fluorescence using high-energy synchrotron radiation. In AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 705 (pp. 1178-1181). doi:10.1063/1.1758010

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85012273314

Start Page


  • 1178

End Page


  • 1181

Volume


  • 705