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Photons emitted via a nuclear transition?

  1. Aug 13, 2012 #1
    Hi All,

    I know that when an atom is heated up electrons are excited to higher energy levels and upon returning to their ground/original state they release photons,

    I was wondering if the same kind of thing happens during a nuclear transition and what sort of processes are going on in terms of energy levels etc

    thanks

    Mitch
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2012 #2

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  4. Aug 14, 2012 #3
    ahh of course! ty!
     
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