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Introduction to Nuclear Physics, An
Author(s): Yatramohan Jana

ISBN:    978-81-8487-398-6 
Publication Year:   2015
Pages:   768
Binding:   Paper Back
Dimension:   160mm x 240mm
Weight:   1023


About the book

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

Table of Contents

Preface / Acknowledgement / Introduction: General Survey of Nuclear Properties / Two-nucleon Potential: Deuteron Problem-I / Neutron-Proton Scattering / Proton-Proton Scattering / Deuteron Problem-II / High-Energy Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering / Meson Theory of Nuclear Force / Nuclear Model: Semi-classical Model / Nuclear Shell 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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