Photoexcitation of the high-spin J=8 isomer in (176)Yb using 8.5MeV end-point energy Bremsstrahlung.

  • James Tickner
  • Published 2016 in
    Applied radiation and isotopes : including data…

Abstract

Excitation of the 1049.8keV isomeric state (t1/2=11.4s, spin difference between ground and isomeric states ΔJ=8) in (176)Yb using Bremsstrahlung radiation is observed for the first time. In contrast to the photoexcitation of isomeric states in other nuclei with lower spin differences, where effective integrated cross-sections are of order tens to hundreds of barneV, an integrated cross-section of just 0.0484±0.066barneV is observed for (176)Yb.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.12.054

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@article{Tickner2016PhotoexcitationOT, title={Photoexcitation of the high-spin J=8 isomer in (176)Yb using 8.5MeV end-point energy Bremsstrahlung.}, author={James Tickner}, journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine}, year={2016}, volume={110}, pages={42-46} }