Nucleon Pairing and the Structure of the Nucleus
At an early stage of nuclear physics, a systematic difference was noted between nuclei depending on whether their proton and neutron numbers were even or odd. After the discovery of BCS theory, A. Bohr, B. Mottelson and D. Pines were first to recognize that the concepts useful for treating the electronic correlations in superconductors could provide a basis for analyzing the pair correlations in nuclei (1958).
KeywordsAngular Momentum Shell Model Orbital Angular Momentum Total Angular Momentum Rotational State
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