Hyperfine Interactions

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83mKr, a potentially powerful PAC probe

  • M. ArenzEmail author
  • R. Vianden


In the decay of 83Rb to 83mKr and the subsequent decay to the 83Kr ground state a 553–9.4 keV γ-γ and a 17.85–9.4 keV e-γ cascade are populated. The intermediate 9.4 keV 7/2 +  state with a half-life of 154 ns is a perfect candidate for the application of the perturbed angular correlation (PAC) technique. Thus, it is possible to investigate the lattice environment of the implanted probes via the electric quadrupole interaction of the 9.4 keV 7/2 +  state with the electric field gradient produced by the host lattices. Details of the production of this new PAC probe and planned measurements will be discussed.


PAC Perturbed angular correlation 83Rb 83mKr KATRIN 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helmholtz-Institut für Strahlen- und KernphysikNussallee 14-16, Universität BonnBonnGermany

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