COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INTERNAL CONVERSION COEFFICIENTS OF OCTUPOLE TRANSITIONS
Institute of Isotopes of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
H-1525 Budapest, pf. 77, Hungary
Tsutomu Sekine and Kenji Yoshihara
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University,
Sendai 980, Japan
Total ICC of the 163.92 keV E3 transition of 136Ba is determined to be 2.21(8). Twenty-six accurately measured ICCs of E3 and M3 transitions are compared with the theoretical ones of Hager and Seltzer and Rösel et al. Multiplication of the theoretical values of Rösel et al. by a factor of 0.970(15) is suggested to obtain more reliable ICCs. Discrepancies among the ICCs of Hager and Seltzer and the experimental data are revealed to be dependent on transition energy.