The Atomic Nucleus as a Relativistic System

The Atomic Nucleus as a Relativistic System

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Relativity plays an important role in atomic nuclei, and, since the early 1970s, there has been increasing interest in, and literature on, the nucleus as a relativistic system. In fact, the relativistic treatment provides a powerful method to describe nuclear structure and reactions. It is thus an ideal time to collect and review the important landmarks in this book. Directed to advanced students and researchers, it explains both the underlying relativistic theory and compares predictions with actual experiments.6), the elastic scattering of protons by nuclei, because this process demonstrates isoscalar interactions that are scalar and vector by their nature. Important relativistic effects, called Z diagram contributions (see Fig. 9.7 and the discussion inanbsp;...

Title:The Atomic Nucleus as a Relativistic System
Author:Lev N. Savushkin, Hiroshi Toki
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09


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