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Symmetries in Atomic Nuclei

From Isospin to Supersymmetry

  • Alejandro Frank
  • Jan Jolie
  • Pieter Van Isacker
Book

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 230)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 1-29
  3. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 31-70
  4. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 71-102
  5. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 103-128
  6. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 129-156
  7. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 157-177
  8. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 179-194
  9. Alejandro Frank, Jan Jolie, Pieter Van Isacker
    Pages 195-196
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 197-209

About this book

Introduction

The revised edition of this established work presents an extended overview of recent applications of symmetry to the description of atomic nuclei, including a pedagogical introduction to symmetry concepts using simple examples. Following a historical overview of the applications of symmetry in nuclear physics, attention turns to more recent progress in the field. Special emphasis is placed on the introduction of neutron-proton and boson-fermion degrees of freedom. Their combination leads to a supersymmetric description of pairs and quartets of nuclei.

Expanded and updated throughout, the book now features separate chapters on the nuclear shell model and the interacting boson model, the former including discussion of recent results on seniority in a single-j shell. Both theoretical aspects and experimental signatures of dynamical (super)symmetries are carefully discussed.  

This book focuses on nuclear structure physics, but its broad scope makes it suitable for final-year or post-graduate students and researchers interested in understanding the power and beauty of symmetry methods in physics.

Review of the 1st Edition:

"The subject of this book, symmetries in physical systems, with particular focus on atomic nuclei, is of the utmost importance in modern physical science. In contrast to most treatments, frequently characterized by fearsome formalism, this book leads the reader step-by-step, in an easily understandable way, through this fascinating field...this book is remarkably accessible to both theorists and experimentalists. Indeed, I view it as essential reading for experimental nuclear structure physicists. This is one of the finest volumes on this subject I have ever encountered."

Prof. R.F. Casten, Yale University


Keywords

Bose-Fermi symmetries Dynamical symmetry breaking Quantal Many-Body Systems Supersymmetry Neutrons Protons Supersymmetry quantum mechanics Symmetry Nuclear Physics mixed-symmetry states strings and superstrings supersymmetry examples two-nucleon transfer reactions

Authors and affiliations

  • Alejandro Frank
    • 1
  • Jan Jolie
    • 2
  • Pieter Van Isacker
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Sciencias de la Complejidad (C3)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.Mexico
  2. 2.Universität zu Köln, Institut für KernphysikKölnGermany
  3. 3.Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds (GANIL)CaenFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21931-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-21930-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-21931-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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