A search for the isomeric transition of 229mTh at 3.5 eV was made by photon detection with a low-noise photomultiplier for samples prepared by a rapid chemical separation from the parent nuclide 233U by means of an anion exchange method. The photon emission caused by the disintegration of 229mTh was not observed for 229Th nitric acid solution samples. From the experimental results, the limits of the half-life of 229mTh as dissolved in HNO3 solution are discussed.
- Decay property
- Electronic bridge
- Isomeric state
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry