Overview of the Course : Remembering Geiger, Marsden and Rutherford, Alpha particle scattering from metal foils – Overview of Nuclear Physics
Basic Nuclear Constituents and Properties : Measurement of Nuclear Sizes – Binding Energy, Nuclear mass, Semi empirical formula, valley of stability, Drip Lines
Nuclear Forces : Inside the nucleons: quark picture – Information from Deuteron bound state – Information from Nuclear scattering
Nuclear Structure Models : Nucleon mean potential, approximation by specific solvable potentials, single particle energy levels, magic number – Moments, excited states and other predictions from shell model – Collective model
Radioactive decay and reactions : Alpha decay, Beta decay, Gamma decay, Nuclear reactions – Nuclear Fission, Fusion
Astronuclear Physics : Fusion in Stars, Nucleosynthesis – Neutrinos, neutrino oscilllation
Applications of Nuclear Physics : Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy as a tool for depth profiling – Nuclear Fission Reactors – NAA, PIXE, for trace element analysis – Radioactive Dating – Mössbauer Spectroscopy – Applications in Medicine
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