Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

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The study of the low energy collective and single particle excitations of medium and heavy nuclei has undergone a rapid development in recent years. The aim of this text is to survey and assess this development, from both the experimental and theoretical perspectives, using an approach that emphasizes simple physical and intuitive pictures as an aid to understanding the empirical systematics as well as detailed model calculations. The approach is simple and intuitive and is well suited to the needs of graduate students in this area.show more

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  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 162.1 x 235.7 x 29.7mm | 855.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line illustrations, tables
  • 0195045998
  • 9780195045994

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'Richard Casten's book provides a beautiful and very physical presentation of some of the essential material...highly recommended for anyone who wants to get a better intuitive understanding of low-energy nuclear structure physics.' Physics Todayshow more

Table of contents

Introduction; The nuclear landscape; The independent particle model; The shell model: two-particle configurations; Multiparticle configurations; Collective excitations in even-even nuclei: vibrational and rotational motion; The deformed shell model or Nilsson model; Nilsson model: applications and refinements (single nucleon transfer reactions, coriolis coupling, hexadecapole deformations); Microscopic treatment of collective vibrations; A few selected experimental techniques.show more

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