Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 105, Issue 2, pp 343–346 | Cite as

Polarization bremsstrahlung in α decay

  • M. Ya. Amusia
  • B. A. ZonEmail author
  • I. Yu. Kretinin
Atoms, Molecules, Optics


A mechanism of formation of electromagnetic radiation that accompanies α decay and is associated with the emission of photons by electrons of atomic shells due to the scattering of α particles by these atoms (polarization bremsstrahlung) is proposed. It is shown that, when the photon energy is no higher than the energy of K electrons of an atom, polarization bremsstrahlung makes a significant contribution to the bremsstrahlung in α decay.

PACS numbers

23.60.+e 13.88.+e 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ioffe Physicotechnical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Voronezh State UniversityVoronezhRussia

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