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Advances in Gamma Ray Resonant Scattering and Absorption

Long-Lived Isomeric Nuclear States

  • Written by an expert in gamma resonance and Mossbauer spectroscopy

  • Displays applications of this method

  • List of references useful for students of nuclear physics, especially gamma ray physics


Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 261)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrey V. Davydov
    Pages 127-140
  3. Andrey V. Davydov
    Pages 141-171
  4. Andrey V. Davydov
    Pages 173-186
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 187-192

About this book


This book presents the basics and advanced topics of research of gamma ray physics. It describes measuring of  Fermi surfaces with gamma resonance spectroscopy and the theory of angular distributions of resonantly scattered gamma rays. The dependence of excited-nuclei average lifetime on the shape of the exciting-radiation spectrum and electron binding energies in the spectra of scattered gamma rays is described. Resonant excitation by gamma rays of nuclear isomeric states with long lifetime leads to the emission and absorption lines. In the book, a new gamma spectroscopic method, gravitational gamma spectrometry, is developed. It has a resolution hundred million times higher than the usual Mössbauer spectrometer. Another important topic of this book is resonant scattering of annihilation quanta by nuclei with excited states in connection with positron annihilation. The application of the methods described is to explain the phenomenon of Coulomb fragmentation of gamma-source molecules and resonant scattering of annihilation quanta to study the shape of Fermi surfaces of metals.


Coulomb Fragmentation Gamma Ray Resonant Scattering Gamma Resonant Excitation Gamma Spectroscopic Method Gravitational Gamma Spectrometry Isomeric Nuclear States with Long Lifetime Moessbauer Effect Nuclear Isomeric States Nuclear Resonance Effects and Excitation Positron Annihilation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Group N 216Institute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsMoscowRussia

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