Relativistic Coulomb Excitation of the Pygmy Dipole and Giant Resonances
Master of Science (MS)
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Nuclear collisions involving heavy charged nuclei traveling at relativistic speeds can bring one or both nuclei to an excited state. In collisions where the target is excited by the electromagnetic field of the projectile the process is called Relativistic Coulomb Excitation (RCE). Classical approximations are a good starting point for describing RCE, however, more accurate predictions require a quantum mechanical treatment.
Carlos A Bertulani
Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics
Brady, Nathan Scott, "Relativistic Coulomb Excitation of the Pygmy Dipole and Giant Resonances" (2016). Electronic Theses & Dissertations. 765.