Accession Number:

ADA495065

Title:

Foundations of Isomer Physics for Energy Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 15 Sep 2005-31 May 2008

Corporate Author:

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIV OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-10-16

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

Metastable excited nuclear states, isomers, have been of strong interest for decades, with studies motivated by their physical properties and the promise of high-energy-density applications. Much research has concentrated on induced depletion processes as a potential means of controlling the release of energy stored in these isomers. This research comprises a very specialized sub-field of nuclear physics and, as such, has often suffered from a lack of connection with the larger body of more traditional studies. The YSU isomer project has taken a broad view of induced depletion studies with the aim of providing a firm foundation to this maturing field. This report reviews work conducted by this project on induced isomer depletion and related issues of nuclear structure, as exemplified by peer-reviewed publications during the grant period.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE