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Theoretical Nuclear Structure

Code: 205133
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Dario Vretenar - Lectures
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Dario Vretenar - Exercises
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 25
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course introduces some of the most important concepts and methods of modern nuclear structure theory. The syllabus presents a continuation of the topics included in the fourth-year course - Nuclear Physics, and provides a basis for a number of elective courses in the doctoral program. The emphasis is on the introduction of physical ideas and basic theoretical methods that are used in the description of a variety of phenomena governed by the strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions in atomic nuclei. The syllabus includes the necessary mathematical techniques, an overview of modern theoretical low-energy nuclear physics, and prepares students for individual research projects.
1) NUCLEAR INTERACTIONS: deuteron, nucleon-nucleon scattering and nuclear forces, nucleon-nucleon potentials, three-nucleon systems and NNN interactions;
2) Models of nuclear structure: structure of light nuclei from NN and NNN forces, the mean-field concept and the nuclear shell model, deformed nuclear potential and rotations, the Hartree-Fock self-consistent field, pairing correlations, Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory, harmonic vibrations, random-phase approximation;
3) Electromagnetic interactions: the nuclear electromagnetic current, the quantized electromagnetic field, emission of electromagnetic radiation, selection rules and sum rules, effective charge;
4) Weak nuclear interactions: simple theory of beta-decay, allowed transitions, nuclear beta-decay, neutrino in beta-decay, symmetry-breaking in beta-decay.
  1. John Dirk Walecka, Theoretical Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics, World Scientific Publishing Company, (2004).
  2. Amos De Shalit, Herman Feshbach, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, John Wiley & Sons Inc (1974).
  3. Peter Ring, Peter Schuck, The Nuclear Many-Body Problem, Springer (2005).
  4. Walter Greiner, Joachim A. Maruhn, Nuclear Models, Springer (2006).
  5. David J. Rowe, John L. Wood, Fundamentals of Nuclear Models, World Scientific Publishing Company, (2010).
1. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory smjer - Nuclear physics
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