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Paper : Nuclear And Particle Physics

Paper Code : 09020203

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Hours as per UGC

1. 1.Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter: qualitative description of various energy loss mechanisms
2.Contribution in case of heavy ions and electrons, 3.Classical stopping power equation for electronic energy-loss (no derivation) with significance of various terms involved
4.Behavior of electronic energy-loss curve as a function of ion velocity
5.Concept of energy straggling and range straggling and their correlation
6.Interaction of Gamma Radiation with Matter
7.Features of photoelectric
8.Compton and pair production processes,
9.Interaction cross sections, energy, target and projectile dependence of all three processes
10.Linear and mass attenuation coefficients of gamma rays in matter, positron annihilation in matter.
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2. 1.G.M. Counter: basic principle, working
2.Geiger discharge, quenching & mechanism of pulse formation
3. Gamma Ray Spectrometer: basic principle and working of NaI (Tl) scintilation detector
4.Mechanism of pulse formation, basic idea of pulse processing unit
5.Concept of energy resolution and efficiency of detector and its applications
6.Semiconductor Detectors: basic principle
7.Construction and working and applications of Si surface barrier
8.Lithium drifted silicon and germanium detectors
9. High purity germanium detector.
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3. 1.Radioactive Decays: energetics of alpha decay
2.Tunnel theory of alpha decay
3.Energetics of beta decay, Fermi theory of allowed beta decay
4.Importance of Fermi-Kurie plot, Parity non-conserving property of neutrino
5. Nuclear Forces: experimental evidence of charge symmetry and charge independence of nuclear forces
6.Concept of isospin, Meson theory of nuclear forces, relationship between the range of the force and mass of the mediating particle;
7.Nuclear Reactions: types of nuclear reactions
8.Q-value of a nuclear reaction and its determination
9.Definition of cross section and its significance 10.Elementary idea of compound nuclear reactions and direct reactions
11.Concept of neutron reactions
12.Coulomb excitation, nuclear kinematics.
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Must know

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4. 1.Units in high energy physics
2.Classification of particles- fermions and bosons 3.Particles and antiparticles Strange particles
4. Basic idea of different fundamental types of interactions with suitable examples
5. Quark flavors and their quantum numbers
6. Quarks as constituents of Hadrons
7.Qualitative idea of Quark confinement and asymptotic freedom
8.Necessity of introducing colour quantum number.
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References Books
1. Introduction to Experimental Nuclear Physics by R. M. Singru.
2. Elements of Nuclear Physics by W. E. Meyerhof.
3. Nuclear Radiation Detectors by S. S. Kapoor and V. S. Ramamurthy

4. Introduction to High Energy Physics (2nd edition) by D. H. Perkins.