Nuclear fluorescence using high-energy synchrotron radiation

D. Peter Siddons, Klaus Dieter Liss, J. B. Hastings, G. Grübel

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735401799
StatePublished - 12 May 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 25 Aug 200329 Aug 2003

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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