Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective by Richard F. CastenNuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective by Richard F. Casten

Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

byRichard F. Casten

Paperback | September 15, 2000

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The present textbook on nuclear structure takes a unique and complementary approach compared to existing texts on the topic. Avoiding complicated calculations and complex mathematical formalism, it explains nuclear structure by building on a few elementary physical ideas. Even such apparentlyintricate topics as shell model residual interactions, the Nilsson model, and the RPA analysis of collective vibrations are explained in a simple, intuitive way so that predictions can usually be made without calculations, essentially by inspection. Frequent comparison with data allows the relevanceof theoretical approaches to be immediately evident. This edition includes new chapters on exotic nuclei and radioactive beams, and on correlations of collective observables. Completely new discussions are given of isospin, the shell model, nature of collective vibrations, multi-phonon states,superdeformation, bandmixing, geometric collective model, fermi gas model, basic properties of simple nuclear potentials, the deuteron, etc. With the amount of new material this new edition is essentially a new book.
Richard F. Casten, Professor of Physics, Yale University and Director, Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory
Title:Nuclear Structure from a Simple PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198507240

ISBN - 13:9780198507246

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction1. Introduction2. The Nuclear LandscapePart II: Shell Model and Residual Interactions3. The Independent Particle Model4. The Shell Model: Two-Particle Configurations5. Multiparticle ConfigurationsPart III: Collectivity, Phase Transitions, Deformation6. Collective Excitations in even-even Nuclei: Vibrational and Rotational Motion7. Evolution of Collectivity8. The deformed Shell Model or Nilsson Model9. Nilsson Model: Applications and Refinements10. Microscopic Treatment of Collective VibrationsPart IV: Experimental Techniques11. Exotic Nuclei and Radioactive BeamsReferencesIndex