Nucleon Pairing and the Structure of the Nucleus

  • Philippe A. Martin
  • François Rothen
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


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).


Angular Momentum Shell Model Orbital Angular Momentum Total Angular Momentum Rotational State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe A. Martin
    • 1
  • François Rothen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institute of Complex Matter PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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