# Feasibility study of internal conversion electron spectroscopy of 229mTh

@article{Seiferle2017FeasibilitySO,
title={Feasibility study of internal conversion electron spectroscopy of 229mTh},
author={Benedict Seiferle and Lars C. von der Wense and Peter G. Thirolf},
journal={The European Physical Journal A},
year={2017},
volume={53},
pages={1-6}
}
• Published 1 February 2017
• Physics
• The European Physical Journal A
Abstract.With an expected energy of 7.8(5) eV, the isomeric first excited state in 229Th exhibits the lowest excitation energy of all known nuclei. Until today, a value for the excitation energy has been inferred only by indirect measurements. In this paper we propose an experimental method that is potentially capable of measuring the ground-state transition energy via the detection of the internal conversion electrons. MatLab-based Monte Carlo simulations have been performed to obtain an…
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