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A Critical Study on Nuclie |

Prem Prakash, Dr. S. B. L. Tripathy, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


The study of nuclear properties shows evidence of nuclearshells analogous to those observed in the atoms. One clear piece of evidence inthe nuclear case is the sharp discontinuity in nucleon separation energies forcertain numbers of N (neutron number) and Z (proton number), known as magicnumbers. In the case of the electronic shells in atoms the picture is veryclear, since there is a central Coulomb potential, due to the charge carried bythe nucleus and electrons.