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Giant-dipole-resonance absorption in atomic thorium by a novel two-laser technique

Carroll, P. and Costello, John T. (1986) Giant-dipole-resonance absorption in atomic thorium by a novel two-laser technique. Physical Review Letters, 57 (13). pp. 1581-1583. ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

A novel two-laser technique for photoabsorption studies of refractory and corrosive elements is described and applied to observe for the first time the absorption spectrum of atomic thorium. Results on the giant 5d dipole resonance in the extreme uv are found to be in good qualitative agreement with recent theoretical predictions. The spectrum is very similar to that reported for the metal, indicating that the 5f wave function is largely unaffected by its solid environment.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Physics
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Physical Sciences
Publisher:The American Physical Society
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.57.1581
Copyright Information:© 1986 The American Physical Society
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15658
Deposited On:12 Aug 2010 11:14 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 12 Aug 2010 11:14

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