Nuclear Science and Engineering |

Dr. Santanu Gosh Department of Physics Indian institute of Technology, Delhi New Delhi - 110016 Ph: 2659 1348 Email: santanu1@physics.iitd.ac.in |

CONTENTS and LECTURE PLANS (Module 1) |

This module deals with the basics of nuclear physics, in terms of nuclear dimension, constituent
particles, mass, magnetic moment, electric moment, nuclear shape, nuclear binding energy and stability.
(3 lectures + 1tutorial). The structure of the nucleus is discussed in the light of liquid drop and nuclear shell model. (3 lectures + 1 tutorial) |

Lecture 1: |

In this lecture some of the basic properties like, constituent particles, mass, dimension, of an atomic nucleus are discussed. |

Lecture 2: |

In this lecture the electric moment of a nucleus and different nuclear shapes is discussed in detail. |

Lecture 3: |

This lecture deals with the binding energy of a nucleus and its implication in nuclear stability. |

Lecture 4 (Examples with hints for lectures 1 to 3): |

This is equivalent to lecture 4. Problems related to the above three lectures and hints of the answers are provided in this section. |

Lecture 5 and 6: |

In this lecture a detail discussion on liquid drop model of nucleus and its significance to understand nuclear stability is made. |

Lecture 7: |

In this lecture nuclei with magic numbers and nuclear shell model have been discussed in a simple manner. |

Lecture 8 (Examples with hints for lectures 5 to 7): |

This is equivalent to lecture 8. Problems related to the mass formula and nuclear stability are given and hints of the answers are provided. |