Nuclear and Reactor Physics





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Introduction to quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation and its solution by separation of variables. Potential well, quantum states. Nuclear charge, radius and mass. Binding energy. Nuclear forces and the deuteron problem. Semi empirical mass formula. Energetic of nuclear stability. Reaction channels, Compound nucleus. Energy dependence of neutron cross sections and Brecitwigner formula. The fission process. Neutron diffusion theory showing down length. Critical mass and size. Numerical criticality search. Four factor formula. Energy dependent diffusion. Multi group diffusion, group constants and matrix formulation. Two group analysis. Age theory. Slowing down theory . 



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