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Long live isomer research

Excited quantum states in nature are normally extremely short-lived, and this certainly applies to most nuclei. But what makes the metastable nuclear states different? And how can we exploit them for useful applications?

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Aprahamian, A., Sun, Y. Long live isomer research. Nature Phys 1, 81–82 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys150

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