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M.Sc. (Physics) | Curriculum | Subject: Nuclear Physics II | Paper Code: 09020405

Curriculum
Subject: Nuclear Physics II
Paper Code: 09020405

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  • Qualitative features and phenomenological potentials
  • Exchange forces, generalized Pauli principle.
  • The ground state of deuteron
  • Range-depth relationship for square well potential.
  • Neutron-Proton scattering at low energies (below 10 Mev)
  • Concept of scattering length and its interpretation
  • Spin dependence of neutron-proton scattering
  • Effective range theory of n-p scattering
  • Coherent scattering of neutrons on ortho and para hydrogen
  • Magnetic moment and its importance in the determination of exact ground state of deuteron.
Students will be able to learn the two nucleon problem including scattering at low energies and dependence of scattering on spin, range of scattering and magnetic moment of deuteron. To cover basic theories and concepts related to exchange forces, range-depth, spin, scattering and magnetic moment. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

10

2

  • Nuclear reactions and cross sections
  • Resonance : Breit-Wigner dispersion formula for l= 0
  • Breit-Wigner dispersion formula for all values of l
  • The compound nucleus, Continuum theory of cross section σ C
  • Statistical theory of nuclear reactions
  • Evaporation probability and cross sections for specific reactions
  • Kinematics of the stripping and pick-up reactions
  • Theory of stripping and pick-up reactions.
Students will be able to differentiate between different nuclear reactions and how a nuclear reaction proceeds To cover definition and processes of different nuclear reactions and the formation of a compound nucleus during a nuclear transformation. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

8

3

  • Liquid drop model
  • Outlines of Bohr and Wheeler theory of nuclear fission
  • Concept of magic numbers
  • The properties of magic nucleus
  • Nuclear Shell Model
  • Predictions of shell closure on the basis of harmonic oscillator potential
  • Need of introducing spin-orbit coupling to reproduce magic numbers.
  • Extreme single particle model and its predictions regarding ground state spin parity
  • Magnetic moment
  • Electric quadrupole moments.
Students will be able to learn different nuclear models required to describe the nuclear structure. To cover energy terms involved in liquid drop model and application of the model, introduction of nuclear magnetic moment, spin orbit interaction, magic numbers to describe nuclear shell model. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

10

4

  • Nuclear surface deformations
  • General parameterization
  • Types of multipole deformations
  • Quadrupole deformations
  • Symmetries in collective space
  • Surface vibrations, Vibrations of a classical liquid drop
  • The Harmonic quadrupole oscillator
  • The collective angular momentum operator
  • The collective quadrupole operator
  • Quadrupole vibrational spectrum
  • Rotating nuclei, The rigid rotor
  • The symmetric rotor, The asymmetric rotor.
Students will be able to learn about the nuclear deformations and energy spectrum due to rotation and vibration of nuclei. To cover the concepts of nuclear deformations, quadrupole moment, surface vibrations, angular momentum and nucleus as rigid, symmetric and antisymmetric rotor Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

12