We have built up a considerable backlog in out presentation of papers related to research on the thorium isomer. Here, we highlight a number of theoretical papers that could support experiments searching for the isomer and trying to measure its energy.
“Magnetic hyperfine structure of the ground-state doublet in highly charged ions 229 Th 89+, 87+ and the Bohr-Weisskopf effect” by E. V. Tkalya and A. V. Nikolaev, published with Phys. Rev. C, link.
“Bound internal conversion versus nuclear excitation by electron transition: Revision of the theory of optical pumping of the Th-229m isomer” by F. F. Karpeshin and M. B. Trzhaskovskaya, published with Phys. Rev. C, link.
“Theoretical analysis of the electron bridge process in 229Th3+” by a theory group at PTB in Germany and performed to support the experimental work at PTB, available on the arXiv, link.
“Impact of the ionization of the atomic shell on the lifetime of the Th-229m isomer” by F. F. Karpeshin et al. in close relation to the LMU Munich experiments, available on the arXiv, link.