PHY551

Nuclear Physics and Analytical Techniques
Year / Semester: 
2nd Year
Credits: 
4

Block – 1     NUCLEAR DECAY PROCESSES
Unit –1   :  Alpha Spectrum, Gramow’s theory of α—decay                                 
Unit –2   :  Beta Spectrum, Neutrino hypothesis, Fermi theory of α-decay,Fermi-Kurie Plots, selection rules for β-decay                                                  
Unit –3   :  Gamma emission-Multi-pole radiation-selection rules for γ-decay       
Unit –4   :  Classification of elementary particles – Fundamental Interactions – Conservation laws                                                          
Unit –5   :  Interaction of charged Particles and Gamma Radiation with matter   
Unit –6   :  Radiation Detectors                                                                              

Block – II    NUCLEAR FORCES AND NUCLEAR MODELS
Unit –7   :  Properties of Nucleaus-Nuclear radius, Nuclear Mass and Binding Energy, Angular Momentum, Nuclear statistics, Parity And Symmetry, Magnetic dipole moment, Electric quadrupole
Moment.                                                                                                            
Unit –8   :  Nature of nuclear forces, two body problem, Bound and Spin states of two nuclear, Theory of deuteron, Tensor forces, Exchange forces, meson theory of nuclear forces                                
Unit –9   :  Nuclear models, Liquid model, Formula for total binding Energy of the nucleus, Wezsacher’s semi empirical Mass formula, Values of the empirical coefficients                              
Unit –10 :  Shell Model-Experimental Evidence Predictions, Spin Orbit Coupling and Achievements of the Shell-model                        

Block – III   NUCLEAR REACTIONS
Unit –11 :  Types of Nuclear reactions, Conservation laws, Kinematics of Nuclear reactions, Q-value, Nuclear cross section, Compound Nucleus, Descrete energy levels of nucleus, Breit-Wigner formula .    
Unit –12 :  Basic properties of neutrons, classification of neutrons, Slowing down of neutrons, logarithmic decrement in nergy, Moderating ratio, neutron diffusion-neutron current density, Neutron leakage current, Fermi age equation, bohr and wheeler Theory of fission, four – factor formula