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Example of spatial coherence in nuclear radiation: nuclear emission holography
Author(s): C. L'abbe; J. Odeurs; R. Callens; R. N. Shakhmuratov; R. Coussement
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4061, IRQO '99: Quantum Optics, (14 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375346
Show Author Affiliations
C. L'abbe, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
J. Odeurs, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
R. Callens, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
R. N. Shakhmuratov, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Russia)
R. Coussement, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4061:
IRQO '99: Quantum Optics
Vitaly V. Samartsev, Editor(s)

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