Center for Quantum Electronics

  University of Texas at Dallas

178Hf isomer summary page

The 31-yr half-life for the gamma decay of a sample of 178Hf isomeric nuclei
has been accelerated 2% by irradiating it with x-rays from a small device
normally used in dental medicine. There are very significant implications
of this work.

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Technical Background

Isomer Triggering History

Publications

Results-1999

Results-2000

Synchrotron Results 2001

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