Giant Resonances: Fundamental High-Frequency Modes of Nuclear Excitation

Hardcover | May 24, 2001

byMuhsin N. Harakeh, Adriaan van der Woude

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Giant resonances are collective excitations of the atomic nucleus, a typical quantum many-body system. The study of these fundamental modes has in many respects contributed to our understanding of the bulk behaviour of the nucleus and of the dynamics of non-equilibrium excitations. Althoughthe phenomenon of giant resonances has been known for more than 50 years, a large amount of information has been obtained in the last 10 years. This book gives an up-to-date, comprehensive account of our present knowledge of giant resonances. It presents the experimental facts and the techniquesused to obtain that information, describes how these facts fit into theoretical concepts and how this allows to determine various nuclear properties which are otherwise difficult to obtain. Included as an introduction is an overview of the main facts, a short history of how the field has developedin the course of time, and a discussion of future perspectives.

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Giant resonances are collective excitations of the atomic nucleus, a typical quantum many-body system. The study of these fundamental modes has in many respects contributed to our understanding of the bulk behaviour of the nucleus and of the dynamics of non-equilibrium excitations. Althoughthe phenomenon of giant resonances has been kn...

Muhsin N. Harakeh, Professor of Nuclear Physics, Director of the Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, Groningen Adriaan van der Woude, Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Physics, Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, Groningen
Format:HardcoverPublished:May 24, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198517335

ISBN - 13:9780198517337

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1. Introduction2. Theoretical frameworks relevant for giant-resonance studies3. Experimental methods used in giant-resonance studies4. Properties of isoscalar electric giant resonances5. The isovector electric giant resonances6. Spin-flip transitions in charge-exchange reactions7. Spin-flip strength from inelastic scattering8. Decay of giant resonances9. Multiphonons10. The giant dipole resonance in hot nuclei11. Some applications of giant resonancesReferencesIndex