Unique in scope and treatment, Theory of Atomic Nuclei, Quasi-particle and Phonons gives a microscopic description of the structure of complex nuclei at low and intermediate excitation energies in terms of quasi-particle and phonon operators. A substantial quantity of modern experimental data is collected together and incorporated into the book to complement the theoretical treatment. This source book is an extremely useful research reference of the results of experimental work in the area.
Introduction. Nuclear many-body problem: Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov method. Hartree-Fock method and the mean nuclear field. Theory of nuclear vibrations. Secondary quantization method: One-phonon states in deformed nuclei. One-phonon states in spherical nuclei. Neutron-proton one-phonon states. Interacting bosons approximation: Boson expansions. Microscopic description of quadrupole excitations. Interacting bosons model. Quasi-particle-phonon nuclear model: The fundamentals of the model. Equations for odd-mass spherical nuclei. Equations for even-mass spherical nuclei. Fragmentation of single- and two-quasi-particle states of spherical nuclei: Structure of low-lying states. Fragmentation of single-quasi-particle states. Fragmention of one-phonon and two-quasi-particle states. Gamow-Teller transitions. Non-rotational states of deformed nuclei: Equations of the quasiparticle-phonon model for deformed nuclei. Fragmentation of single-particle states. Structure of non-rotational states in even deformed nuclei.