Shapes of atomic nuclei

Victor Modamio,

Department of Physics,

University of Oslo, Norway

The fact that most of the atomic nuclei have an elongated, non-spherical shape, is a macroscopic quantum effect. Other quantum systems, conceived as a different scale at we observe the universe, do not exhibit that distinct shape concept, either because they are dominated by a well defined central potential, like the atom, either because they are far beyond our observation capabilities. Nuclear structure encompasses a universe scale where their scattering individual (nucleons) constitute a many-body-problem. A brief introduction to experimental hints on the nuclear shapes will be presented.

Published May 29, 2018 11:07 AM - Last modified May 29, 2018 11:07 AM