Optical spectroscopy of radioactive atoms

H. Henry Stroke

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    An epitome of optical methods used in atomic spectroscopy of radioactive atoms is presented. The overview addresses a number of results in atomic structure and hyperfine structure, and the implications in the study of electric and magnetic properties of nuclei. An aperçu is given of the concomitant development of the experimental methods, from simple optical techniques to laser spectroscopy, and from use of "off-line" experiments to ones using ISOLDE-type facilities.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3-40
    Number of pages38
    JournalHyperfine Interactions
    Issue number1-3
    StatePublished - Jul 2006


    • Hfs
    • Isotope shifts
    • Laser spectroscopy
    • Nuclear multipole moments
    • Radioactive atom spectroscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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