The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems by Helmut HofmannThe Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems by Helmut Hofmann

The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

byHelmut Hofmann

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

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This book offers a comprehensive survey of basic elements of nuclear dynamics at low energies and discusses similarities to mesoscopic systems. It addresses systems with finite excitations of their internal degrees of freedom, so that their collective motion exhibits features typical fortransport processes in small and isolated systems. The importance of quantum aspects is examined with respect to both the microscopic damping mechanism and the nature of the transport equations. The latter must account for the fact that the collective motion is self-sustained. This implies highlynonlinear couplings between internal and collective degrees of freedom --- different to assumptions made in treatments known in the literature. A critical discussion of the use of thermal concepts is presented. The book can be considered self-contained. It presents existing models, theories andtheoretical tools, both from nuclear physics and other fields, which are relevant to an understanding of the observed physical phenomena.
Professor Dr. Helmut Hofmann (retired) Department of Physics Technical University of Munich Diploma (Universitat Heidelberg, 1968) Dr. rer.nat. (Universitat Heidelberg, 1971) Dr. rer.nat. habil. (Technische Universitat Munchen, 1979) Privatdozent (Technische Universitat Munchen, 1993) apl Professor (Technische Univers...
Title:The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.36 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198504012

ISBN - 13:9780198504016


Table of Contents

I BASIC ELEMENTS AND MODELS1. Elementary concepts of nuclear physics2. Nuclear matter as a Fermi liquid3. Independent particles and quasi-particles in finite nuclei4. From the shell model to the compound nucleus5. Shell effects and Strutinsky renormalization6. Average collective motion of small amplitude7. Transport theory of nuclear collective motionII COMPLEX NUCLEAR SYSTEMS8. The statistical model for the decay of excited nuclei9. Pre-equilibrium reactions10. Level densities and nuclear thermometry11. Collective motion of large scale at finite thermal excitations12. Dynamics of fission at finite temperature13. Heavy ion collisions at low energies14. Giant dipole excitationsIII MESOSCOPIC SYSTEMS15. Metals and quantum wires16. Metal clusters17. Energy transfer to a system of independent FermionsIV THEORETICAL TOOLS18. Elements of reaction theory19. Density operators and Wigner functions20. The Hartree-Fock method21. Transport equations for the one-body density22. Nuclear thermostatics23. Linear response theory24. Functional integrals25. Properties of Langevin- and Fokker-Planck equationsV AUXILIARY INFORMATION26. Formal means27. Natural units in nuclear physicsReferences