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Fundamentals of Nuclear and Particle Physics

General

Code: ΠΣY201
Semester: 5
Hrs/week: 4
ECTS Credits: 7
Webpage: http://skiathos.physics.auth.gr/atlas/Nuclear_Physics/

Content

·       Basic Principles of Particle Physics

·       Constituents of nuclei: protons and neutrons

·       Size of nuclei, nuclear masses

·       Nuclear decays, Radioactivity

·       a-decay, tunneling effect, Geiger-Nuttal rule

·       b-decay, electron capture, continuous spectrum of beta, neutrino, parity, selection rules in b-decay, Wu experiment

·       γ-decay, recoil energy, selection rules in γ-decay, internal conversion, nuclear resonance, Mossbauer effect

·       Fission and fusion, nuclear energy

·       Elementary Particles, quarks and leptons, basic interactions, Feynman diagrams, conservation laws

Suggested literature:

Additional suggested literature:

  • Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics (C. Williams)
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics (R.Burcham)
  • Modern Elementary Particle Physics (G.Kane)

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