Dr. Kjeld Beeks, from the lab of Professor Thorsten Schumm, Vienna Institute of Technology
Event Details & Abstracts
Among all known isotopes, Thorium-229 has the lowest nuclear excitedstate, only 8.4 eV above the ground state. This so-called "isomer" is accessible to VUV laser excitation and has been proposed as a robust clock transition for future frequency standards. The talk will present most recent progress on measuring the exact nuclear excitation energy and the isomer lifetime in a solid-state environment.