Accession Number:

ADA465294

Title:

Excitation of Nuclei and Atoms Trapping in Optical Fields of High Intensity

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 2003-15 Feb 2007

Corporate Author:

MOSCOW STATE UNIV (RUSSIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

This report results from a contract tasking Moscow State University as follows Exploration of methods to control the radiative gamma- processes in nuclei is currently one of the most promising investigation directions of the modern Quantum Nucleonics - a new realm of contemporary Physics which spreads the basic conceptual ideas and methods of optical Quantum Electronics of atoms and molecules to the gamma-ray range and atomic nuclei and even anti-particles. One of the most important problems in this field is the generation of coherent gamma-radiation by a Gamma-ray Lasing GRL process which makes use of excited nuclei as an amplifying medium. The most likely medium for gamma-ray lasers is an ensemble of metastable nuclear isomers, Direct excitation of these isomeric states by electrons or X-ray photons will also create a deeper understanding of nuclear structure and properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE