Fifty Years of Nuclear BCS: Pairing in Finite Systems by Ricardo A Broglia

Fifty Years of Nuclear BCS: Pairing in Finite Systems

byRicardo A Broglia, Vladimir Zelevinsky

Kobo ebook | January 18, 2013

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This unique volume reviews more than fifty years of theoretical and experimental developments of the concept that properties of atomic nuclei up to a great extent are defined by the pair correlations of nuclear constituents — protons and neutrons. Such correlations in condensed matter are responsible for quantum phenomena on a macroscopic level — superfluidity and superconductivity. After introducing Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer (BCS) theory of superconductivity of metals, it became clear that atomic nuclei have properties of superfluid drops, and practically all features of nuclei strongly depend on the pair correlations.

Presenting a comprehensive overview of the progress of nuclear science, the contributions from leading physicists around the world, cover the whole spectrum of studies in nuclear physics and physics of other small systems. With the most updated information written in an accessible way, the volume will serve as an irreplaceable source of references covering many years of development and insight into several new problems at the frontiers of science. It will be useful not only for physicists working in nuclear and condensed matter physics, astrophysicists, chemists and historians of science, but will also help students understand the current status and perspectives for the future.


  • BCS Pairing (and Beyond) in Nuclear Structure and Dynamics
  • The Nuclear Pairing Interaction in Finite Nuclei and in Neutron Stars
  • Single- and Multiple-Pair Tunneling in Nuclear Reactions (Experiment and Theory)
  • Pairing in Nuclei in An External Time-Reversal Violating Field: Rapidly Rotating Nuclei
  • The Nuclear BCS (Pairing) Paradigm in Other Many-Body Systems

Readership: Nuclear and theoretical physicists, chemists and astrophysicists.
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  • Currently there are no competing titles on the market, the books of this breadth and depth were not published before
  • The contributors are experts from leading institutions of the world
Title:Fifty Years of Nuclear BCS: Pairing in Finite SystemsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 18, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814412503

ISBN - 13:9789814412506

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