Physics of Atomic Nuclei
1. Edition April 2017
XVI, 667 Pages, Hardcover
150 Pictures (121 Colored Figures)
This advanced textbook guides students from the basic facts and ideas to more modern topics including important developments over the last 20 years, resulting in a comprehensive collection of major modern-day nuclear models otherwise unavailable in the current literature.
This advanced textbook presents an extensive and diverse study of low-energy nuclear physics considering the nucleus as a quantum system of strongly interacting constituents.
The contents guide students from the basic facts and ideas to more modern topics including important developments over the last 20 years, resulting in a comprehensive collection of major modern-day nuclear models otherwise unavailable in the current literature. The book emphasizes the common features of the nucleus and other many-body mesoscopic systems currently in the center of interest in physics. The authors have also included full problem sets that can be selected by lecturers and adjusted to specific interests for more advanced students, with many chapters containing links to freely available computer code. As a result, readers are equipped for scientific work in mesoscopic physics.
Two-Body Dynamics and the Deuteron
Liquid Drop Model
Vibrations of a Spherical Nucleus
Spherical Mean Field
Independent Particle Shell Model
Many-Body Operator Formalism
Deformed Mean Field
Related Electromagnetic Processes
Nucleus as a Rotor
Bosons, Symmetries and Group Models
Heavy Ion Reactions
Nucleus as Chaotic System
Alexander Volya is professor of Physics at the Florida State University, USA. His education includes diploma from Tallinn Tynismae Science School, Estonia; bachelor's degree from St. Petersburg State University, Russia; doctoral degree in theoretical nuclear physics from Michigan State University; and postgraduate research work at the Argonne National Laboratory. In the fall of 2003, he joined the faculty at Florida State University where he currently leads a research program in theoretical nuclear physics and mesoscopic physics. He has published over 100 publications and has been regularly teaching nuclear physics courses at Florida State University.