Theoretical Nuclear Physics

The last twenty years have witnessed an enormous development of nuclear physics. A large number of data have accumulated and many experimental facts are known. As the experimental techniques have achieved greater and greater perfection, the theoretical analysis and interpretation of these data have...

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Main Authors: Blatt, J. M., Weisskopf, V. F. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 1979, 1979
Edition:1st ed. 1979
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • General Theory
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Cross Sections
  • 3. The Compound Nucleus, Continuum Theory
  • 4. Determination of Cross Sections, Continuum Theory
  • 5. Transmission of Potential Barriers
  • 6. The Decay of the Compound Nucleus
  • 7. Resonance Theory; Qualitative Treatment
  • 8. Resonance Theory; Determination of Cross Sections
  • 9. Resonance Theory; Decaying States of the Compound Nucleus
  • 10. Spin And Orbital Angular Momentum
  • Symbols
  • IX. Nuclear Reactions; Application of the Theory to Experiments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Neutron-Induced Reactions
  • 3. Proton- and Alpha-Particle-Induced Reactions
  • 4. Neutron-, Proton-, and Alpha-Particle-Induced Reactions at Ultrahigh Energies
  • 5. Reactions with Light Nuclei
  • 6. Deuteron-Induced Reactions
  • Symbols
  • X. Formal Theory of Nuclear Reactions
  • 1. The Scattering Matr
  • 2. Conservation and Reciprocity Theorems for Nuclear Reactions
  • 6. Determination of Matrix Elements; Favored and Unfavored Transitions
  • 7. Beta-Transitions of Higher Order
  • Symbols
  • XIV. Nuclear Shell Structure
  • 1. Evidence for the Existence Of “Magic Numbers”
  • 2. The Nuclear Shell Model
  • 3. General Considerations
  • Symbols
  • Appendix A. Angular Momentum Operators and Eigenfunctions
  • 1. Rotations and Angular Momenta
  • 2. Spherical Harmonics
  • 3. Expansion of a Plane Wave into Spherical Waves
  • 4. Intrinsic Spin
  • 5. Vector Addition of Angular Momenta
  • Symbols
  • Appendix B. Multipole radiation
  • 1. Vector Spherical Harmonics
  • 2. Electric and Magnetic Multipole Expansion in Free Space
  • 3. Energy and Angular Momentum of the Multipole Radiation
  • 4. The Sources of Multipole Radiation; Multipole Moments
  • 5. Expansion of a Plane Wave into Multipole Fields
  • 6. The Absorption Probability of a Light Quantum
  • Symbols
  • References
  • I. General Properties of the Nucleus
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Quantum States, Binding Energy, Binding Fraction
  • 3. Stable and Unstable Nuclei, Fission, Alpha-Decay, Beta-Decay
  • 4. Size of the Nuclei
  • 5. The Coulomb Barrier
  • 6. Angular Momentum, Spin
  • 7. Electric and Magnetic Moments
  • 8. Statistics
  • Symbols
  • II. TWO-BODY PROBLEMS AT LOW ENERGIES
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Ground State of the Deuteron; Simplified Discussion (Central Forces Assumed)
  • 3. Neutron-Proton Scattering
  • 4. Proton-Proton Scattering
  • 5. The Tensor Force
  • Symbols
  • III. Nuclear Forces
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Stability of a nucleus against Collapse. The Impossibility of Attractive Forces between All Pairs
  • 3. Exchange Forces
  • 4. The Saturation Conditions
  • 5. The Isotopic Spin Formalism
  • Symbols
  • IV. Two-Body Problems at High Energies
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Neutron-Proton Scattering at Energies between 10 and 30 Mev
  • The Equality of Neutron-Neutron and Proton-Proton Forces
  • 5. The Ground State of the Triton; Tensor Forces
  • Symbols
  • VI. Nuclear Spectroscopy: I. General Theory
  • 1. The Systematics of Stable Nucle
  • 2. The Semi-Empirical Mass Formula of Weizsäcker
  • 3. Detailed Study of the Symmetry Effect
  • 4. The Symmetry Energy and the Systematics of Stable Nuclei
  • 5. Nuclear Magnetic Moments in Light Elements
  • 6. The Spectroscopic Classification of Nuclear Energy Levels
  • Symbols
  • VII. Nuclear Spectroscopy: II. Special Models
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Uniform Model of Wigner
  • 3. The Independent-Particle Model
  • 4. The Alpha-Particle Model of the Nucleus
  • 5. The Liquid Drop Model
  • 3. The Angular Distribution of Reaction Products
  • 4. The Wigner Many-Level Formula
  • Symbols
  • XI. Spontaneous Decay Of Nuclei
  • 1. Energetic Considerations
  • 2. General Theory of Alpha-Decay
  • 3. Discussion of Experimental Data
  • Symbols
  • XII. Interaction of Nuclei with Electromagnetic Radiation
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Multipole Radiation and Selection Rules
  • 3. The Probability of Multiple Emission and Absorption
  • 4. Radiative Transitions in the Two-Body Problem
  • 5. Internal Conversion
  • 6. Transitions Between Low-Lying States Of Nucle
  • 7. Transitions Involving Highly Excited States
  • XIII. Beta-Decay
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Neutrino Hypothesis and the Shape of the Beta-Spectrum Selection Rules for “Allowed” Transitions
  • 3. Orbital Electron Capture
  • 4. The Half-Lives of Beta-Emitters and Evidence Concerning the Selection Rules in Allowed Transitions
  • 5. Detailed Theory Of Beta-Decay; Transitions Of Order