Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. NS-30, No. 2, April 1983. Copyright © 1983 IEEE. Used by permission.


We consider nuclear resonance excitation as a means to observe the distribution of united-atom orbitals in symmetric ion-atom collisions. We develop this possibility with the application of a two-state adiabatic model to an analysis of a 8Be nuclear resonance experiment. To test our model, and to provide a more direct determination of the nuclear resonance width, we propose that the 8Be experiment be repeated with metastable helium targets.

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