Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 017
Number of page(s) 4
Section Nuclear structure and decay data
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07771

Internal conversion coefficients - How good are they now?

T. Kibédi1, T.W. Burrows2, M.B. Trzhaskovskaya3, C.W. Nestor Jr.4 and P.M. Davidson1

1  Department of Nuclear Physics, R.S.Phy.S.E., The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
2  National Nuclear Data Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000, USA
3  Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300 Gatchina, Russia
4  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

Published online: 21 May 2008

Internal conversion coefficients involving atomic electrons (ICC) and electron-positron pairs (IPC) are often required to determine transition multipolarities and total transition rates. A new internal conversion coefficient data base, BrIcc has been developed which integrates a number of tabulations on ICC and IPC, as well as Ω(E0) electronic factors. To decide which theoretical internal conversion coefficient table to use the accurately determined experimental αK, αL, αTotal and αKL values were compared with the new Dirac-Fock calculations using extreme assumptions on the effect of the atomic vacancy. While the overall difference between experiment and theory is less than 1%, our analysis shows preference towards the so called Frozen Orbital approximation, which takes into account the effect of the atomic vacancy.

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