Polarization of excited nuclear levels induced by atomic orientation

Y. Niv, M. Hass, A. Zemel

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The effect of atomic orientation produced in a tilted-foil geometry on the angular correlation of nuclear decay γ-rays is investigated. A quantum mechanical treatment is presented for the case of a known electronic ensemble. An approximate, phenomenological approach is suggested for heavy ions recoiling out of the target with a multi-electron complex environment. The utilization of this approach in hyperfine interaction experiments is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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