From nucleons to nucleus. Concepts of microscopic nuclear theory. (English) Zbl 1134.81003

Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (Cham). Berlin: Springer (ISBN 978-3-540-48859-0/hbk). xxi, 645 p. (2007).
From the Preface: The book is divided into two parts. Part I is comprised of the first eleven chapters, and it deals with particles and holes. Chapters 5-7 discuss the simple single-particle shell model. At the same time details of electromagnetic and beta-decay transitions are introduced. Chapters 8-11 treat different configuration mixing schemes for particle, hole and particle-hole excitations in nuclei lying at the borders of closed major shells. Chapters 12-19 form Part II of the book. They introduce Bogoliubov-Valatin quasiparticles and proceed to treat the quasiparticle mean field and configuration mixing of quasiparticle excitations. In all configuration mixing calculations is used the same two-body interaction, namely the surface delta interaction, SDI. The SDI is simple to derive and use, but at the same time it is realistic enough to do service in serious computing.


81-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to quantum theory
81V35 Nuclear physics