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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics