Subject: Nuclear Physics II
Paper Code: 09020405
Unit

Topic

Domain

Hours as per UGC

I

THE TWO NUCLEON PROBLEM
 Qualitative features and phenomenological potentials
 Exchange forces, generalized Pauli principle.
 The ground state of deuteron
 Rangedepth relationship for square well potential.
 NeutronProton scattering at low energies (below 10 Mev)
 Concept of scattering length and its interpretation
 Spin dependence of neutronproton scattering
 Effective range theory of np scattering
 Coherent scattering of neutrons on ortho and para hydrogen
 Magnetic moment and its importance in the determination of exact ground state of deuteron.

Desirable to Know

10

II

NUCLEAR REACTION THEORY
 Nuclear reactions and cross sections
 Resonance : BreitWigner dispersion formula for l= 0
 BreitWigner 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 pickup reactions
 Theory of stripping and pickup reactions.

Must Know

8

III

NUCLEAR MODELS I
 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 spinorbit coupling to reproduce magic numbers.
 Extreme single particle model and its predictions regarding ground state spin parity
 Magnetic moment
 Electric quadrupole moments.

Must Know

10

IV

NUCLEAR MODELS II
 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.

Desirable to Know

12

Books Recommended:
1. R. R. Roy and B. P. Nigam, “Nuclear Physics: Theory and Experiment”, Wiley Eastern Limited, 1993.
2. M. K. Pal, “Theory of Nuclear Structure”, Affiliated EastWest Press, New Delhi.
3. Greiner and Maruhn, “Nuclear Models”, Springer, 1996
4. W. E. Burcham, “Nuclear Physics : An Introduction”, Longman Group Limited, London, 1973.
5. R. G. Sachs, ” Nuclear Theory”, AddisonWesley Publishing Company, Cambridge, 1955.
6. K. S. Krane, “Introductory Nuclear Physics”, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., 2008