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Triple Gamma Directional Correlations In The Decay Of Europium-154, Gary Lewis Dec 1980

Triple Gamma Directional Correlations In The Decay Of Europium-154, Gary Lewis

Gary C. Lewis

The ('154)Eu nucleus decays by beta emission to an excited state of the ('154)Gd nucleus. The resulting ('154)Gd nucleus decays to its ground state by emission of gamma rays. One series of gamma rays emitted in this process is a cascade of energies 723 keV, 873 keV, and 123 keV. The 873 keV gamma ray is a mixture of E2 and M1 radiation. The mixing ratio of this transition has been measured using the triple gamma directional correlation technique. The experiments used a planar geometry with one angle fixed at 90 degrees. Two Ge(Li) detectors and ...