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Nuclear Reactions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080066295, 9781483180441

Nuclear Reactions

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Selected Readings in Physics

Author: I. E. McCarthy
Editor: D. ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483180441
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 336
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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"


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About the Author

I. E. McCarthy

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D. ter Haar

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