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

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
  • 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.

Desirable to Know

10

II

NUCLEAR REACTION THEORY

  • 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.

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 spin-orbit 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 East-West 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”, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Cambridge, 1955.
6. K. S. Krane, “Introductory Nuclear Physics”, Wiley India Pvt. Ltd., 2008

Admission 2017