Cross-sections for the electron excitation of γ-ray fluorescence

Silviu Olariu, Agata Olariu, Yoshiaki Ito, Takeshi Mukoyama

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We report cross-sections for the Coulomb excitation of γ-ray transitions up to 200 keV by the transient electromagnetic fields of electrons from an incident beam. The cross-sections for the electron excitation of γ-ray fluorescence are of the order of 10 μb for an electron incident kinetic energy of 5 MeV. The electron excitation of nuclear transitions may lead to the development of pulsed sources of γ radiation of narrowly defined energy, with an efficiency of the order of 102 photons/nC for 5 MeV electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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