Lecture Notes in Physics

Theory of Nuclear Fission

A Textbook

Authors: Krappe, Hans J., Pomorski, Krzysztof

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  • Summarizes the basic knowledge and the current state-of-the-art of the theory nuclear fission research
  • Didactical presentation of the theory nuclear fission
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This book brings together various aspects of the nuclear fission phenomenon discovered by Hahn, Strassmann and Meitner almost 70 years ago. Beginning with an historical introduction the authors present various models to describe the fission process of hot nuclei as well as the spontaneous fission of cold nuclei and their isomers. The role of transport coefficients, like inertia and friction in fission dynamics is discussed. The effect of the nuclear shell structure on the fission probability and the mass and kinetic energy distributions of the fission fragments is presented. The fusion-fission process leading to the synthesis of new isotopes including super-heavy elements is described. The book will thus be useful for theoretical and experimental physicists, as well as for graduate and PhD students.

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H. Krappe: Senior scientist at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, 1966-1998; Visiting Scientist in Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1978-1979; collaboration with R. Nix on mass formulae and nuclear fission; Visiting Professor at the State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, 1979.

K. Pomorski: Professor at the Marie Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, 1972-(2015); Visiting Scientist in: the Int. Inst. for Nuclear Research in Dubna, 1976-1977; Technische Universität München, 1978-1980; Universität Regensburg, 1984-86; Institute for Nuclear Research in Strasbourg 1991-92; Visiting Professor at: the Technische Universität München, 1997/98 (DFG Fellow); The Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg 2001-2003 (12 months of the P.A.S.T. professeur)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory of Nuclear Fission
Book Subtitle
A Textbook
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
838
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23515-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23515-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-23514-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
101 b/w illustrations
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