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Line shape

  1. Aug 25, 2009 #1
    Hello PF members,
    I curious to know some basic idea..why the line shape of nuclear decay is displayed as a Breit-Wigner (BW) profile (x-axis as energy and y-axis as intensity) ??.. or any [tex]\gamma[/tex] ray is often shown as a BW profile??

    thanks for your reply.
     
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  3. Aug 25, 2009 #2

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    Because the Breit-Wigner is the Fourier transform of the exponential. Does this answer your question?
     
  4. Aug 25, 2009 #3
    Well..i hope your answer should be completely correct!
    I actually know that nuclear decay is a sort of exp. function...but when i was thinking of my question....i dint get the idea of FT.
    thanks
     
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