An Introduction to Nuclear Physics

An Introduction to Nuclear Physics

By: Yatramohan Jana (author)Hardback

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AN INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR PHYSICS explores the nucleus - its size, shape and structure, its static and dynamic properties, its interaction with external system (particles and radiation), and above all the nuclear interaction in the two-nucleon and many-nucleon systems. It covers all aspects of the nucleus, divided into five Parts and nineteen Chapters. Part-1 introduces nuclear binding energy, separation energy and nuclear stability. Part-2 explores the two-nucleon potential through the study of the deuteron problem, nucleon-nucleon scattering, and also presents a meson theoretical description of the nuclear potential. Part-3 deals with the nuclear structure through different models, e.g., liquid-drop model, Fermi gas model, nuclear shell model, collective model. Part-4 develops different theoretical models for nuclear reactions, e.g., compound nucleus, statistical model, continuum model, optical model, direct reaction mechanism. Part-5 covers different aspects of nuclear excitations and decays through � �-, � �-, � �-decay, and photo-disintegration of the n-p system. KEY FEATURES: Very lucid, detailed and coherent text. A wide variety of problems as exercises A large number of references to the classic papers in nuclear physics Present scenarios of nuclear research

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Yatramohan Jana.: Department of Physics, University of Kalyani Nadia, West Bengal


Preface / Acknowledgement / Introduction: General Survey of Nuclear Properties / Two-nucleon Potential: Deuteron Problem-I / Neutron-Proton Scattering / Protonj-Proton Scattering / Deuteron Problem-II / High-Energy Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering / Meson Theory of Nuclear Force / Nuclear Model: Semi-classical Model / Nuclear Shelll Model / Quadrupole Moment of the Nucleus / Collective Model / Nuclear Reactions: Nuclear Reactions: General Understanding / Compound Nuclear Reactions / Optical Model / Direct Reactions / Nuclear Decay: Alpha Decay / Beta Decay / Electro-magnetic Transition / Radiative Transition in the n-p System / Appendix / Bibliography / Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781842659243
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9781842659243
  • ISBN10: 1842659243

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