Poorva Singh >>PHL-534 NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS (M.SC. II)

Nuclear and Particle Physics (PHL 534)
Basic nuclear properties: size, shape and charge distribution, spin and parity, binding energy, semi empirical formula, liquid drop model.
Nature of nuclear force, form of nucleon-nucleon potential, charge independence and charge symmetry of nuclear forces. Deuteron problem.
Evidence of Shell structure, single particle shell model, its validity and limitations, Rotational spectra, elementary ideas of alpha, beta and gamma decays and their selection rules, fission and fusion.Nuclear reactions, reaction mechanism, compound nuclei and direct reactions.
Classification of fundamental forces , Elementary Particles and their Quantum numbers, Gellmann- Nishijima formula, Quark model, baryons and mesons, C, P, T invariance, Application of symmetry arguments to particle reactions, Parity non-conservation in weak interaction, Relativistic kinematics.