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School of Science
PHYSICS
Course unit
NUCLEAR PHYSICS
SCP7081658, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination NUCLEAR PHYSICS
Website of the academic structure http://fisica.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SILVIA MONICA LENZI FIS/04
Other lecturers GIOVANNA MONTAGNOLI FIS/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCP7081658 NUCLEAR PHYSICS SILVIA MONICA LENZI SC2382
SCP7081658 NUCLEAR PHYSICS SILVIA MONICA LENZI SC2382
SCP7081658 NUCLEAR PHYSICS SILVIA MONICA LENZI SC2382

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses FIS/04 Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics
Target skills and knowledge: The student will get a deeper view of several aspects of Nuclear Reactions Dynamics and Nuclear Structure. In particular, experimental tools and methods to study nuclear properties will be discussed. Theoretical methods and models will be presented and applied to several cases. The most resent results and issues will be presented and discussed. The students will be able to interpret the data and the different properties and excitation modes in nuclei.
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.
Assessment criteria: Good knowledge of the main subjects of the course
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures are presented with slides
Additional notes about suggested reading: The text book and the slides, together with other auxiliary and useful material are put in the moodle site of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Kris Heyde, Basic Ideas and Concepts in Nuclear Physics. Bristol and Phyladelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1999. Cerca nel catalogo