Precise test of internal-conversion theory: Transitions measured in five nuclei spanning 50≤Z≤78 Academic Article uri icon


  • In a research program aimed at testing calculated internal-conversion coefficients (ICCs), we have made precise measurements of αK values for transitions in five nuclei, (197)Pt, (193)Ir, (137)Ba, (134)Cs and (119)Sn, which span a wide range of A and Z values. In all cases, the results strongly favor calculations in which the final-state electron wave function has been computed using a potential that includes the atomic vacancy created by the internal-conversion process.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hardy, J. C., Nica, N., Iacob, V. E., Miller, S., Maguire, M., & Trzhaskovskaya, M. B.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • May 2014