Rotational alignment and bandcrossings.- Magnetic rotation.- Triaxial strong deformation and Wobbling motion.- Chirality in nuclei.
By providing the reader with a foundational background in high spin nuclear structure physics and exploring exciting current discoveries in the field, this book presents new phenomena in a clear and compelling way. The quest for achieving the highest spin states has resulted in some remarkable successes which this monograph will address in comprehensive detail. The text covers an array of pertinent subject matter, including the rotational alignment and bandcrossings, magnetic rotation, triaxial strong deformation and wobbling motion and chirality in nuclei. This book offers a clearly-written and up-to-date treatment of the topics covered. The prerequisites for a proper appreciation are courses in nuclear physics and nuclear models and measurement techniques of observables like gamma-ray energies, intensities, multi-fold coincidences, angular correlations or distributions, linear polarization, internal conversion coefficients, short lifetime (pico-second range) of excited states etc. and instrumentation and data analysis methods.
Covers key breakthroughs and major developments in the field of high spin nuclear physics
Enables both new and experienced researchers to learn both the background knowledge and current discoveries of nuclear excitations
Illustrates the importance of bandcrossing phenomena in elucidating properties of nuclei at high spins