- Conference date: 8–11 September 2008
- Location: Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
Nuclear isomers have served as important touchstones in the development of nuclear models. In addition, those metastable excited states whose lifetimes reach decades or longer present intriguing possibilities as high‐energy‐density media. Together, these aspects have motivated considerable research on whether some isomeric nuclides might allow an induced release of the stored energy upon demand. Targeted studies of nuclear structure aimed at this question are a rather recent development, providing a parallel approach to direct tests of induced depletion on isomeric samples. This paper will discuss the relationship between these dual research tracks, as exemplified by experiments conducted on isomeric nuclei in and
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