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Author Glendenning, Norman K

Title Direct nuclear reactions / Norman K. Glendenning
Published River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2004


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Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Notational Conventions -- 1. Introduction: Direct and Compound Nuclear Reactions -- A. The Observables -- B. Direct and Compound Nuclear Reactions -- C. Competition between Direct and Compound Nuclear Reactions -- D. Historical Note -- 2. The Plane-Wave Theory -- Notes to Chapter 2 -- 3. Scattering Theory and General Results -- A. Motivation -- B. The Nuclear Shell Model -- C. Reaction Channels or Partitions -- D. Integral Equations and the Scattering Amplitude -- E. Asymptotic Form of the Complete Wave Function -- F. The First Born Approximation -- G. Cross Section -- Notes to Chapter 3 -- 4. The Phenomenological Optical Potential -- A. Rationale for the Optical Potential -- B. Partial Wave Expansion, the Radial Wave Function, Its Asymptotic Behavior -- C. Elastic Scattering Amplitude -- D. Coulomb and Nuclear Potentials -- E. Parametrization of the Optical Potential -- F. Elastic Scattering of Alpha Particles -- G. SpinOrbit Interaction and Nucleon Elastic Scattering -- H. Elastic Scattering of Heavy Ions -- I. The Imaginary Potential and Mean Free Path -- J. Systematics of the Parameters -- K. Nonlocality of the Optical Potential -- L. Convergence of the Partial Wave Sum -- Notes to Chapter 4 -- 5. Distorted-Wave Born Approximation -- A. Introduction -- B. Distorted-Wave Greens Functions -- C. The Gell-MannGoldberger Transformation -- D. Two-Potential Formula -- E. The DWBA Transition Amplitude -- F. Discussion of the Approximations -- G. Antisymmetrization -- H. Multipole Expansion of the Transition Amplitude -- Notes to Chapter 5 -- 6. Operator Formalism -- A. Introduction -- B. LippmannSchwinger Equation -- C. Formal Solution -- D. Transition Amplitude -- E. Transition Operator T -- F. Gell-MannGoldberger Transformation -- G. Distorted-Wave Greens Function -- H. Distorted-Wave Born Approximation -- I. Second Distorted-Born Approximation -- J. Multiple-Scattering Series of Watson -- K. Greens Theorem and the Hermitian H -- Notes of Chapter 6 -- 7. Calculation of the DWBA Amplitude -- A. Introduction -- B. The (d, p) Stripping Reaction -- C. Zero-Range Approximation -- D. Examples -- E. Improvements within the Framework of the DWBA -- F. Spectroscopic Factors for One-Nucleon Transfer -- G. Pairing Theory in Nuclear Structure -- H. Inelastic Excitation of Surface Vibrations -- I. Inelastic Excitation of Nuclear Rotational Levels -- J. Inelastic Excitation of Single-Nucleon States -- K. Charge-Exchange Reactions -- L. Distorted-Wave Impulse Approximation -- M. Coulomb Excitation -- Notes to Chapter 7 -- 8. Coupled Equations and the Effective Interaction -- A. Coupled Equations for Inelastic Scattering -- B. Truncation and Effective Interactions -- C. The Effective Interaction -- D. Nonlocality -- E. Multiple-Scattering Series for the Effective Interaction -- F. Partial-Wave Expansion -- G. Boundary Conditions -- H. Distorted-Wave Born Approximation -- I. Cross Sections -- 9. Microscopic Theory of Inelastic Nucleon Scattering from Nuclei -- A. The Richness of Nuclear Structure -- B. Discussion of the Interactions in the Coupled Equations -- C. Matrix Elements of the Effective Interaction -- D. Selection
Summary Annotation. This classic volume, reprinted twenty years after it was first published, takes a close look at the theory of direct nuclear reactions. It emphasizes the microscopic aspects of these reactions and their description in terms of the changes induced in the motion of individual nucleons, except where collective motion in nuclei gives a more succinct description. Assuming only a modest knowledge of quantum mechanics and some acquaintance with angular momentum algebra, the book begins essentially at the beginning. Its goal is to provide the novice with the means of becoming competent to do research on direct reactions, and the experienced researcher with a detailed discussion of advanced topics. For completeness, appendices on angular momentum algebra and special functions are included
Notes Originally published by Academic Press, ©1983
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Direct reactions (Nuclear physics)
Nuclear reactions.
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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- Nuclear.
Nuclear reactions.
Direct reactions (Nuclear physics)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9812562109