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The Physics of Warm Nuclei
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The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Helmut Hofmann

Abstract

This book offers a survey of nuclear physics at low energies and discusses similarities to mesoscopic systems. It addresses systems at finite excitations of the internal degrees of freedom where collective motion exhibits features typical of transport processes for small and isolated systems. The importance of quantum aspects is investigated both with respect to the microscopic damping mechanism and to the nature of the transport equations. It is vital to account for nuclear collective motion being self-sustained, which in the end implies a highly nonlinear coupling between internal and collec ... More

Keywords: low energy nuclear physics, mesoscopic systems, small and isolated systems, collective motion, transport processes, reaction theory, linear response theory, thermostatics, functional integrals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198504016
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helmut Hofmann, author
Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich

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