Nuclear Structure - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123560506, 9780323144384

Nuclear Structure

1st Edition

Authors: William Hornyak
eBook ISBN: 9780323144384
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 620
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Description

Nuclear Structure covers material usually discussed in courses about nuclear structure. The presentation, although recommends and not necessarily requires the reader to have some knowledge of introductory nuclear physics at an elementary or undergraduate level, requires a good knowledge of the elements of quantum mechanics, including an introduction to Dirac theory.

The text covers topics such as nucleon-nucleon forces, the boson-exchange model, high-energy electron scattering, and the single particle shell model. Also covered are topics such as single-particle potentials, spin-orbit interactions, the individual-particle model, states of different nuclei, electromagnetic interactions with nuclei, and beta-decay.

The book is recommended for nuclear physics students who have background knowledge on nuclear structure and would like to know more about the topic.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgments

I—Nucleon-Nucleon Forces

A. Introduction

B. Fundamentals

C. Semiempirical Considerations

D. Parameterization of Experimental Data

E. The Boson-Exchange Model

F. The Dual Model

References

II—Nuclear Shape and Nuclear Moments

A. Introduction

B. High-Energy Electron Scattering

C. Atomic Effects

D. Coulomb Radii

E. Summary

F. Nuclear Electric Moments

G. Nuclear Magnetic Moments

H. The Tensor Operator S12

I. The Deuteron Problem

References

III—Nuclear Matter Characteristics

A. Introduction

B. The Statistical Model

C. Semiempirical Mass Formula

D. Infinite Nuclear Matter

References

IV—Single-Particle Shell Model

A. Introduction

B. Single-Particle Potentials

C. Spin-Orbit Interaction

D. Single-Particle Potential Strength

E. Rearrangement Energy and Velocity-Dependent Potentials

F. Nonstationary Character of Single-Particle Orbitals

G. Nucleon Elastic Scattering Potentials

H. Review of Single-Particle Model Successes

References

V—Individual-Particle Model

A. Introduction

B. Coupling Schemes

C. General Symmetry Classifications, Seniority, and Reduced Isospin

D. Intermediate Coupling

E. Cluster Model

References

VI—Collective Nuclear Effects

A. Introduction

B. The Classical Liquid Drop

C. Vibrational States of Spherical Nuclei

D. The Simple Symmetric Top

E. Collective States of Deformed Nuclei

F. Concluding Remarks

References

VII—Electromagnetic Interactions with Nuclei

A. Introduction

B. Vector Spherical Harmonics

C. The Electromagnetic Field in Free Space

D. Nuclear y-Ray Transitions

E. Matrix Elements and Selection Rules

F. Radiative n-p Capture

References

VIII—Beta-Decay

A. Introduction

B. Theoretical Formulation (Weak Interactions)

C. The β-Spectrum and Decay Rates

D. Nuclear Matrix Elements

References

Appendix A—Coupling of Two Angular Momenta, Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients

References

Appendix B—The Wigner-Eckart Theorem

References

Appendix C—Brief Review of Dirac Theory

References

Appendix D—Iterative Diagonalization of Matrices

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
620
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1975
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323144384

About the Author

William Hornyak