Modification of the nuclear energy level widthIl-T. Cheon
Department of Physics, Yonsei University - Seoul 120-749, Korea
received 16 November 2004; accepted in final form 19 January 2005
published online 16 February 2005
A possible method is proposed to modulate the nuclear -decay constant which is related to the lifetime. When the radioactive nucleus embedded in a compound is placed between two silver plates and separated by 0.02 from each plate, the width of 81 excited level turns out to be at 4.2, which is about 4% narrower than the natural line width, . This implies 5.4% increase of the lifetime.
21.10.Tg - Lifetimes.
23.20.Lv - transitions and level energies.
25.20.Dc - Photon absorption and scattering.
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