Properties of nuclei probed by laser light
Institut für Kernchemie, Universität Mainz, D-55128 Mainz, and Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik – D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Viewing objects as small as atomic nuclei by visible light sounds quite unrealistic. However, nuclei usually appear as constituents of atoms whose excitations are indeed associated with the absorption and emission of light. Nuclei can thus interact with light via the atomic system as a whole.
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