Nuclear Physics

summer term 2018
Lecturer: Yvonne Leifels, Ingo Deppner
Link to LSF
11 participants

The research goals of contemporary nuclear physics will be introduced and discussed with special emphasis on the research topics addressed at the accelerator facility for anti-proton and ion research FAIR, which is presently being built in Darmstadt.

 

 

General information

The research goals of contemporary nuclear physics are introduced and discussed with a special emphasis on the research topics addressed at the new accelerator facility FAIR, which is currently being built in Darmstadt.

Course requirements:

  • 50 % of excercise sheets
  • 30 % of final exam

Literature:

Suggested readings:

Useful links:

Contents:

  1. Introduction / FAIR project
  2. Ground state properties of hadrons and nuclei
  3. Nucear excitations
  4. Nuclear reactions (phenomenlogy and theory)
  5. QCD phase diagram

Plan of lecture:

Date Subject Keywords Material
19.4.

1. Introduction

2. Basics

2.1. Phase diagram of water

2.2. Standard model and QCD

2.3. QCD matter in nature

2.4 Relativistic kinematics

Gibbs potential

chemical potential

aymptotic freedom

running coupling

rapidity

L1.pdf
26.4.

2.5. Properties of nuclei A

binding energy

abundance of nuclei

liquid drop model

fermi gas model

L2.pdf
3.5. 2.5 Properties and excitation of nuclei

asymmetry energy

shell model

magic numbers

L3.pdf
10.5. --    
17.5.

3. Hadron-hadron interactions

3.1. Deuteron properties

3.2. Scattering formalism

magentic moment

tensor forces

partial wave decomposition

L4.pdf
24.5. 3.3. Nucleon-nucleon interactions

scattering of potentials

scattering amplitude

optical theorem

inelastic/elastic cross sections

phase shift

L5.pdf
31.5. --    
7.6. 3.3. Nucleon-nucleon interactions

scattering length

One pion exchange

One boson exchange

NN potentials

L6.pdf
14.6.

4. Thermodynamics of strongly interacting matter

4.1. Equation of state of nuclear matter

4.2. Liquid-gas phase transition

free energy

equation of state

energy density functional

L7.pdf
21.6.

4.3. Thermal model

4.4. Critical point

4.5. Freeze-out

signals of liquid gas phase transition

multifragmentation

temperature determantion

 

L8.pdf
28.6.

5. Dynamics of Heavy - Ion Reactions

5.1. Centralities

5.2. Observables

5.3. Collective flows

quark gluon plasma phase transition

glauber model

particle production

stopping

L9.pdf
5.7. 5.4. Dynamical models

Radial/directed/elliptic Flow

Reaction plane

Fourier expansion of azimuthal distributions

Introduction to models

L10.pdf
12.7.

5.4. Dynamical models

6.0 Chiral phase transition

Hydrodynamics

Transport models

Vlasov equation

Collision integral

explicit and spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking

quark condensate

chiral partner

electromagnetic decay of vector mesons

L11.pdf
19.7. Exam  

Practice groups

Exercise sheet 1
Exercise sheet 2
Exercise sheet 3
Exercise sheet 4
Exercise sheet 5
Exercise sheet 6
Exercise sheet 7
Exercise sheet 8 corrected version!
Exercise sheet 9
Exercise sheet 10
Solutions for sheet 1 to 10 (many thanks goes to Bianca Reich who made the electronic version of the solutions available)

Final exam: point to mark conversion table
Points Mark
40 - 36 1
35 - 32 1,5
31 - 28 2
27 - 24 2,5
23 - 20 3
19 - 16 3,5
15 - 12 4
 
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Nuclear Physics
summer term 2018
Leifels Deppner
Link zum LSF
11 participants
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