Wobbling motion in nuclei
Hartley, Daryl Department of Physics, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Last reviewed:December 2017
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- How do we observe nuclear shapes?
- Characteristics of a rotating triaxial nucleus
- Role of the unpaired nucleon in wobbling
- Wobbling in even–even nuclei
- Links to Primary Literature
A mode of action of a rotating, triaxial-shaped atomic nucleus that is analogous to the wobbling motion of a spinning, asymmetric top. The atomic nucleus is a complex aggregate of protons and neutrons that are held together by the strong nuclear force. This force is far stronger than the more familiar forces of gravity and electricity/magnetism, but it is not nearly as well understood.
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