Advances in Nuclear Physics

  • J. W. Negele
  • Erich Vogt

Part of the Advances in the Physics of Particles and Nuclei book series (volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. B. L. G. Bakker, I. M. Narodetskii
    Pages 1-84
  3. Cheng-Li Wu, Da Hsuan Feng, Mike Guidry
    Pages 227-443
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 445-448

About this book


The quest for many-body techniques and approximations to describe the essential physics of strongly interacting systems with many degrees of freedom is one of the central themes of contemporary nuclear physics. The three articles in this volume describe advances in this quest in three dif­ ferent areas of nuclear many-body physics: multi quark degrees of freedom in nucleon-nucleon interactions and light nuclei, multinucleon clusters in many-nucleon wave functions and reactions, and the nuclear-shell model. In each case the common issues arise of identifying the relevant degrees of freedom, truncating those that are inessential, formulating tractable approximations, and judiciously invoking phenomenology when it is not possible to proceed from first principles. Indeed, the parallels between the different applications are often striking, as in the case of the similarities in the treatment of clusters of quarks in nucleon-nucleon interactions and clusters of nucleons in nuclear reactions, and the central role of the resonating group approximation in treating both. Despite two decades of effort since the experimental discovery of quarks in nucleons, we are still far from a derivation of nucleon structure and nucleon-nucleon interactions directly from quantum chromodynamics.


cluster hadron nuclear physics nuclear reaction nucleon quantum chromodynamics quark

Editors and affiliations

  • J. W. Negele
    • 1
  • Erich Vogt
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Theoretical PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6020-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2405-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-2146
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-440X
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