Nuclear shell model and magic numbers
Dean, David J. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Hamilton, Joseph H. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
- Discovery of the shell model
- Spherical nuclear shell model
- Advances in the shell model
- Deformed shell model and deformed magic numbers
- Reinforcing deformed shell gaps
- Limits of the periodic chart
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The nuclear shell model gives the energy levels of protons and neutrons inside the atomic nucleus. In this model, certain numbers of protons and neutrons, so-called magic numbers, give special stability to the nucleus.
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