Enhanced optical fluorescence by resonant Mössbauer excitation

C. P. Lichtenwalner, H. J. Guggenheim, L. Pfeiffer

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Enhanced optical Eu2+ fluorescence in Eu-doped CaF2 crystals is observed following resonant absorption of Mössbauer γ-rays by Eu3+ nuclei. The effect is due to scintillation fluorescence from Eu2+ ions excited by conversion electrons from decaying 21.6 keV 151Eu.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 8 1976
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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