Research Interests

Using a variety of theoretical and computational techniques, we study various aspects of the dynamics of atomic inner-shell phenomena. In particular, we are interested in radiative phenomena and those involving the rearrangement of atomic electrons as a consequence of nuclear decay or a collision process. The focus of this research is the role played by correlations and the influence of relativistic and QED effects.

Key Publications

R.L. Intemann and F. Pollock, "K Electron Ejection Accompanying Nuclear K-Capture", Phys. Rev. 157, 41 (1967).

R.L. Intemann, "Angular Distribution of Internal Bremmstrahlung in Orbital Electron Capture from Polarized Nuclei", Phys. Rev. C 3, 1 (1971).

R.L. Intemann, "On the Theory of Autoionization in Electron-Capture Decay", Nucl. Phys. A219, 20 (1974).

W. Bambynek, H. Behrens, M.H. Chen, B. Crasemann, M.L. Fitzpatrick, H. Genz, K.W.D. Ledingham, M. Mutterer, and R.L. Intemann, "Orbital Electron Capture by the Nucleus", Rev. Mod. Phys. 49, 77 (1977).

R.L. Intemann, "Inner-Shell Ionization During Nuclear β-Decay", Phys. Rev. A 27, 881 (1983).

R.L. Intemann, "Probability of Internal Ionization during β+ Decay: Importance of the Direct-Collision Mechanism", Phys. Rev. A 28, 1288 (1983).

J. Franklin and R.L. Intemann, "Saddle-point Variational Method for the Dirac Equation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 2068 (1985).

R.L. Intemann, "Double K-Shell Ionization in Electron Capture Decay", Phys. Rev. C 31, 1961 (1985).

R.L. Intemann, "Theory of double internal bremsstrahlung during electron-capture decay", Phys. Rev. A 51, 4662 (1995).