1st Edition

Nuclear Structure Physics

Edited By Amritanshu Shukla, Suresh Kumar Patra Copyright 2021
    416 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nuclear structure Physics connects to some of our fundamental questions about the creation of universe and its basic constituents. At the same time, precise knowledge on the subject has lead to develop many important tools of human kind such as proton therapy, radioactive dating etc. This book contains chapters on some of the crucial and trending research topics in nuclear structure, including the nuclei lying on the extremes of spin, isospin and mass. A better theoretical understanding of these topics is important beyond the confines of the nuclear structure community. Additionally, the book will showcase the applicability and success of the different nuclear effective interaction parameters near the drip line, where hints for level reordering have already been seen, and where one can test the isospin-dependence of the interaction.

    The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including:

    • Nuclear Structure of Nuclei at or Near Drip-Lines

    • Synthesis challenges and properties of Superheavy nuclei

    • Nuclear Structure and Nuclear models - Ab-initio calculations, cluster models, Shell-model/DSM, RMF, Skyrme

    • Shell Closure, Magicity and other novel features of nuclei at extremes

    • Structure of Toroidal, Bubble Nuclei, halo and other exotic nuclei

    These topics are not only very interesting from theoretical nuclear physics perspective but are also quite complimentary for ongoing nuclear physics experimental program worldwide. It is hoped that the book chapters written by experienced and well known researchers/experts will be helpful for the master students, graduate students and researchers and serve as a standard & uptodate research reference book on the topics covered.


    Preface vii

    Editors ix

    Contributors xi

    1 Magic Numbers of Cylindrical Symmetry       1

    Andriana Martinou and Dennis Bonatsos

    2 Skyrme and Relativistic Mean-Field Models in the Description of

    Symmetric, Asymmetric, and Stellar Nuclear Matter       27

    O. Louren_co, M. Dutra, and P. D. Stevenson

    3 Recent Parameterization in Relativistic Mean-Field Formalism       67

    K.C. Naik, R.N. Panda, Bharata Kumar, and S. K. Patra

    4 Nuclear Symmetry Energy in Finite Nuclei       93

    M.K. Gaidarov, A.N. Antonov, D.N. Kadrev, P. Sarriguren, and

    E. Moya de Guerra

    5 Theoretical Description of Low-Energy Nuclear Fusion       121

    Raj Kumar, M. Bhuyan, D. Jain, and B. V. Carlson

    6 Cluster-Decay Model for Hot and Rotating Compound Nuclei       145

    BirBikram Singh and Manpreet Kaur

    7 Explorations within the Preformed Cluster Decay Model       167

    BirBikram Singh and Mandeep Kaur

    8 Studies on Synthesis and Decay of Superheavy Elements with Z = 122       185

    K. P. Santhosh and V. Safoora

    9 Decay Dynamics of Ground- and Excited-State Nuclear Systems

    Using Collective Clusterization Approach       203

    Manoj K. Sharma and Neha Grover

    10 Spectroscopic Properties of Nuclei in Generalized

    Seniority Scheme       231

    Bhoomika Maheshwari and Bijay Kumar Agrawal

    11 Nuclear High-Spin Spectroscopy in the A _ 60 Mass Region       253

    J. Gellanki, S.K. Mandal, and Amritanshu Shukla

    12 Nuclear Structure Aspects of Bubble Nuclei       279

    Akhilesh Kumar Yadav and Amritanshu Shukla

    13 Correlation of Nuclear Structure Observable with the Nuclear

    Reaction Measurable in the Aspect of Astrophysical P-Process       295

    Awanish Bajpeyi, Ajeet Singh, and Amritanshu Shukla

    14 Constraining the Nuclear Matter EoS from the Properties of

    Celestial Objects       317

    Bijay Kumar Agrawal and Tuhin Malik

    15 Weak Interactions and Nuclear Structure       333

    Naftali Auerbach, Vladimir Zelevinsky, and Bui Minh Loc

    Index       391


    Dr. Amritanshu Shukla earned his Master's degree in Physics from University of Lucknow (1999) and his Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Kharagpur (2005), and did his postdoctoral work at Institute of Physics Bhubaneswar (under the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India); University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, USA; University of Rome, Italy; and Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad (under the Department of Space, Govt. of India). Currently, he is an Associate Professor in Physics and is also the Head of Division at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT) (set up through an Act of Parliament by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India as an \Institute of National Importance" on the lines of IITs). The institute is co-promoted as an energy domain-specific institute by six leading PSUs (Public sector undertakings)|ONGC Ltd., IOCL, OIL, GAIL, BPCL, and HPCL in association with OIDB. The mission of the institute is to promote energy self-sufficiency in the country through its teaching and R&D efforts.

    His research interests include theoretical physics, nuclear physics, and physics of renewable energy systems. He has published about 100 research articles in various international journals and conference proceedings of national and international repute. Currently, he is working on the different problems in nuclear structure and nuclear reactions with a special focus on bubble nuclei, drip-line nuclei, and superheavy nuclei. He is also supervising several research students, actively involved in a number of sponsored research projects, and having several national as well as international active research collaborations from India and abroad on the topics of his research interests.

    Prof. Suresh Kumar Patra is a well-known Indian Theoretical Nuclear Physicist. He earned his Ph.D. (Theoretical Nuclear Physics) from Institute of Physics, India. After his Ph.D., he has done postdoctoral studies at Tohoku University (Japan), J.W. Goethe University (Germany), Chung Yuan Christian University (Taiwan), University of Barcelona (Spain), and University of Surrey (U.K.). He also had short visits to other reputed universities for collaborative research work and to give lectures. Currently, he is a Professor at Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar. Prof. Patra has a wide-ranging expertise in various areas of nuclear physics, such as nuclear structure, nuclear reaction, and nuclear astrophysics. He has contributed considerably to the structure of exotic and superheavy nuclei, nucleus{nucleus reaction for both beta-stable and beta-unstable nuclei, and structure of neutron stars and gravitational waves from their merger. He has published about 170 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, more than 13 book chapters, and about 160 contributions to various national/international symposiums/workshops and is the co-editor of several conference proceedings. He has also served as the organizer/advisory member of various national/international symposiums/workshops and the referee of various journals. He has guided more than 16 Ph.D. and 8 postdoctoral scholars.