Test of internal-conversion theory with a measurement in 111Cd Conference Paper uri icon


  • © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. We have measured the K-shell and total internal conversion coefficients for the 150.8-keV E3 transition in 111Cd: αK = 1.449(18) and αT = 2.217(26) respectively. The αK value agrees well with Dirac-Fock calculations, in which the effect of the K-shell atomic vacancy is included. It is consistent with our previous precise measurements of αK values, which cover a range of atomic numbers, and extends that range down to Z = 48. The αT measurement, however, disagrees by about two standard deviations from the calculated αT value, whether the atomic vacancy is included or not.

author list (cited authors)

  • Nica, N., Hardy, J. C., Iacob, V. E., Werke, T. A., Folden, C. M., Pineda, L., & Trzhaskovskaya, M. B.

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publication date

  • September 2017