14 January 2000 Example of spatial coherence in nuclear radiation: nuclear emission holography
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Proceedings Volume 4061, IRQO '99: Quantum Optics; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375346
Event: Eighth International Readings on Quantum Optics: IRQO '99, 1999, Kazan, Russian Federation
Abstract
The importance of coherence in the interaction of (gamma) - radiation with nuclei is demonstrated for nuclear emission holography. Radiation, produced by a radioactive source nucleus, can go directly to a detector or can be resonantly scattered by neighboring nuclei before going to the detector. The interference between these two processes gives rise to the holographic image. The quantum mechanical theory of emission holography with (gamma) -radiation is sketched. An expression for the contrast function in the single scattering approximation is given and discussed. Simulations for a bcc-lattice of 57Fe nuclei show the feasibility of nuclear emission holography. The technique will be very useful to study small clusters of resonant nuclei.
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C. L'abbe, C. L'abbe, J. Odeurs, J. Odeurs, R. Callens, R. Callens, R. N. Shakhmuratov, R. N. Shakhmuratov, R. Coussement, R. Coussement, "Example of spatial coherence in nuclear radiation: nuclear emission holography", Proc. SPIE 4061, IRQO '99: Quantum Optics, (14 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375346; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375346
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