Nuclear Physics

Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies the constituents and interactions of atomic nuclei. The most commonly known applications of nuclear physics are nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons technology, but the research has provided application in many fields, including those in nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging, ion implantation in materials engineering, and radiocarbon dating in geology and archaeology.

The field of particle physics evolved out of nuclear physics and is typically taught in close association with nuclear physics.

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Spin–lattice Relaxation - Nuclear Physics
... Nuclei are held within a lattice structure, and are in constant vibrational and rotational motion, creating a complex magnetic field ... The magnetic field caused by thermal motion of nuclei within the lattice is called the lattice field ...
Achim Richter - Biography
... After his application to study Physics at the technical university in Dresden was rejected five times on political and ideological grounds, he escaped from East ... In 1959 he started studying Physics at the University of Heidelberg, and was accepted as a member of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes in 1963 ... In 1965 he graduated with a degree in Physics from the University of Heidelberg ...
Wolfgang Gentner - Career
... One of his areas of specialization was in nuclear photoeffects (Kernphotoeffekt) ... Director of the Physikalische und Radiologische Institut (Physics and Radiological Institute) at the University of Heidelberg ... as well as fervor deutsche Physik, was anti-Semitic and anti-theoretical physics, especially modern physics, including quantum mechanics and both atomic and nuclear physics ...
Modern Nuclear Physics - Production of Heavy Elements
... Some fraction of elements beyond helium were created in the Big Bang, as the protons and neutrons collided with each other (lithium, beryllium, and perhaps some boron), but all of the "heavier elements" (heavier than carbon, element number 6) that we see today, were created inside of stars during a series of fusion stages, such as the proton-proton chain, the CNO cycle and the triple-alpha process ... Progressively heavier elements are created during the evolution of a star ...
Samar Mubarak Mand - Education
... After passing the university entrance exams, he enrolled at the Physics Department of Government College University where he studied physics under RM Chaudhry ... degree, in Physics in 1958, and entered in the post-graduate school of Government College University ... in Nuclear physics in 1962 from Government College University ...

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