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The quest for laser induced isomer production

Spohr, Klaus M. and Chapman, Robert and Hanvey, Scott and Ledingham, Ken and McCanny, Tom and McKenna, Paul and Robson, Lynne and Shaw, Martin (2006) The quest for laser induced isomer production. Journal of Modern Optics, 53 (16-17). pp. 2633-2640. ISSN 0950-0340

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Abstract

Research into nuclear isomers can lead to the development of a gamma-ray laser (GRASER), thus opening up the perspective of quantum optical studies on high energetic gamma-radiation. The unique capabilities of novel, ultra-high intensity multi-tera- and petawatt laser facilities enable investigations into a possible direct population of nuclear isomers via hot electron plasmas. We present the theoretical rationale and review performed measurements. A new experimental strategy to find unambiguous evidence for the direct laser induced population of the short lived Ta-181m, will be discussed.

Item type: Article
ID code: 31218
Notes: 36th Winter Colloquium on Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird, UT, JAN 02-06, 2006
Keywords: nuclear isomers , gamma-ray laser , quantum optical studies , petawatt laser facilities , hot electron plasmas, Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Subjects: Science > Physics
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 09:55
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 09:04
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/31218

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