Nuclear Reactions

Nuclear Reactions

The Commonwealth and International Library: Selected Readings in Physics

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Author: I. E. McCarthy
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180441

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Nuclear Reactions explains the development of nuclear reactions, focusing on the study of the quantum scattering phenomena in terms of pure states. This book discusses the early applications of quantum mechanics; simple quantitative ideas; theory of Breit and Wigner; and statistical properties of resonances. The elastic scattering experiments and optical model fits; particle propagation in the optical model; and nuclear matter are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the shell model; inelastic scattering; and (p, 2p) reaction. This publication is beneficial to undergraduate students who have finished the first course in quantum mechanics, as well as those interested in the theory of nuclear reactions.

Table of Contents

  • Part 1

    Chapter I Early Successes and Difficulties

    1.1 Simple Quantitative Ideas

    1.2 Early Applications of Quantum Mechanics

    1.3 Reactions with Neutrons

    Chapter II The Compound Nucleus

    2.1 The Theory of Breit and Wigner

    2.2 Resonances in Nuclear Reactions

    2.3 Statistical Properties of Resonances

    2.4 The Statistical Model

    2.5 Mean Cross-sections: the Continuum Model

    2.6 Experiments and Their Analysis up to 1952

    Chapter III The Optical Model

    3.1 The Explanation of Feshbach, Porter and Weisskopf

    3.2 Elastic Scattering Experiments and Optical Model Fits

    3.3 Particle Propagation in the Optical Model

    Chapter IV Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Forces

    4.1 Nuclear Matter

    4.2 The Shell Model

    4.3 Collective Models

    Chapter V Direct Interactions

    5.1 Stripping

    5.2 Inelastic Scattering

    5.3 The (p, 2p) Reaction


    Part 2

    1. "Discussion on the Structure of Atomic Nuclei"

    2. "The Theory of the Effect of Resonance Levels on Artificial Disintegration"

    3. "Neutron Capture and Nuclear Constitution"

    4. "Capture of Slow Neutrons"

    5. "Fluctuations of Nuclear Reaction Widths"

    6. "The Scattering of High-energy Neutrons by Nuclei"

    7. "Regularities in the Total Cross-sections for Fast Neutrons"

    8. "Model for Nuclear Reactions with Neutrons"

    9. "Nuclear Reactions at High Energies"

    10. "Angular Distribution in (d, p) and (d, ri) Reactions"

    11. "Elastic and Inelastic Diffraction Scattering"

    12. "Information Obtainable from (p, 2p) Reactions"

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180441

About the Author

I. E. McCarthy

About the Editor

D. ter Haar

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