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Title: Nuclear orientation in a two-step laser ionization process
Authors: Neyens, Gerda ×
Sheeren, G
Coussement, Romain #
Issue Date: Jan-1997
Publisher: Elsevier science bv
Series Title: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam interactions with materials and atoms vol:122 issue:1 pages:121-126
Abstract: In this paper a method is proposed to obtain a pure beam of oriented exotic nuclei by using the element selective laser-ionization process followed by on-line mass-separation. A two-step resonance photo-ionization process is not only very element-selective and efficient, it also provides an easy way of obtaining polarized nuclei if the resonant excitation is performed with a circularly polarized laser beam. Polarizations of the order of 10 to 20% can be expected. We give some examples and we discuss the conditions needed to maintain the orientation during the subsequent mass-separation.
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ISSN: 0168-583X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Nuclear and Radiation Physics Section
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