NUCLEAR PHYSICS

Second cycle degree in PHYSICS

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: SILVIA MONICA LENZI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics
Examination methods: The exam consists on an oral examination with eventual presentation of a research work on one of the several subjects proposed by the professors.
Course unit contents: Program of Nuclear Physics 2017/2018

First part: Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Models

• Introduction: The nucleus as a laboratory of Quantum Mechanics
• Symmetries and the Nuclear Force
• Experimental methods

• Theoretical Models:
1) Collective Models:
LDM, Fermi Gas and Density-Functional Models,
Surface vibrations, Rotating nuclei

2) Microscopic Models: Mean-field Models,
Interacting Shell Model
The Nilsson Model

Second part: Nuclear reactions

Introduction
• Nucleon-Nucleon Scattering
• Nuclear Reactions
• Interactions between heavy ions
• Direct nuclear reactions between heavy ions
• Multi-nucleon transfer reactions between heavy ions
• Compound nuclear reactions
• Fusion reactions below the Coulomb barrier
• Reactions of astrophysical interest