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Nuclear Structure

  1. Jan Jolie

Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap278.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

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Jolie, J. 2009. Nuclear Structure. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 257–298.

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  1. University of Cologne, Institute for Nuclear Physics, Köln, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2009

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A compact overview of nuclear structure physics is presented. Emphasis is put on basic properties of nuclei and their theoretical description.


  • nuclear decay modes;
  • shell model and collective models;
  • interacting boson model;
  • dynamical symmetries;
  • super symmetry