PH333 - Introductory Nuclear Physics
Prerequests: Compulsory for Special Degree
Distribution of Nuclear matter: Alpha -particle scattering: Rutherford's formula, differential cross-session; other experimental evidence for the nuclear structure; nuclear density variation; nuclear radius; skin thickness;
Nuclear Binding energy: neutron and proton separation energies; features of binding energy curve; liquid drop model; semi empirical mass formula; nuclear stability of isobars;
Nuclear Reaction: reaction energy; threshold energy; exothermic and endothermic reactions;
Nuclear Decay: conservation laws; Alpha - decay: basic Alpha-decay processes, energy release, theory of Alpha-emission; Beta-decay: basic Beta-decay process, energy release, Beta-spectrum, neutrino, electron capture; Gama-decay: nuclear excited states, internal conversion, isometric states;
Nuclear Fission: spontaneous fission, activation energy, explanation using semi empirical formula, induced fission, mass distribution of fragments, energy released, neutrons emitted, chain reaction, fission reactors;
Nuclear Fusion: basic process, characteristics of fusion thermonuclear fusion, fusion reactors.
- Krane, K.S., Introductory Nuclear Physics (1998), John Wiley & sons
- Evans, Introduction to Nuclear Physics.
- Burcham, Nuclear Physics (1995), Longmn group limited, U.K