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Overview of Lectures (I)

- Introduction
Fri. Week 1, Lindemann (L)

- Why do we study Nuclear Physics
- What will this course cover
- Shape and density of the nuclei
2. The Semi Empirical Mass Formula (SEMF)

Thu. Week 2, Martin Wood (MW)

- The liquid drop model
- The Fermi Gas Model
- Experimental verification
3./4./5. Using the SEMF and transition to Shell Model

Fri. (L) Week 2 & Thu. (MW), Fri (L) Week 3

- The valley of nuclear stability
- Nuclear decays (a, b, fission, others)
- Natural radioactivity
- The end of SEMF: Evidence of magic numbers
- The Shell Model

Note: lectures in the Martin Wood starting 12:05

lectures in the Lindemann starting 14:05 (wks 1-4), 12:05 weeks 6-8

Nuclear Physics, Dr. Armin Reichold

Overview of Lectures (II)

6./7. Crossections

Thu. (MW), Frid (L) Week 4,

- Experiments, natural units, conventions and definitions
- Fermi’s Golden Rule
- Rutherford Scattering
- Breit-Wigner resonances and partial decay widths
Note: No nuclear physics lectures in week 5 !

8./9. Theory of Decays

Thu. & Fri. Week 6, (MW)

- Tunnelling model of a-decay
- Selection rules and decay rates in g-decay
- Fermi theory of b-decay

Nuclear Physics, Dr. Armin Reichold

Overview of Lectures (III)

10./11. Particle Interactions with Matter

Thu. & Fri. Week 7, (MW)

- dE/dx by ionisation and the Bethe-Bloch formula (9)
- Photoeffect, Compton Scattering, Bremsstrahlung, Pair Production
- Cherenkov radiation
12./13. Applications of Nuclear Physics

Thy. & Fri. Week 8, (MW)

- Particle Detectors
- Fission Reactors
- Bombs
- Fusion reactors
- Radioactive dating (notes only)

Nuclear Physics, Dr. Armin Reichold

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