Heavy ion interactions [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Research, 1989.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (20 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Argonne National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Nuclear Physics has come a long way since its inception 70 years ago. We have learned a great deal about nuclear structure and nuclear interactions -- and we have a lot to learn yet. Our understanding of the substructure of protons and neutrons in terms of their elementary' constituents has also evolved to the present level of QCD and the Standard Model. Early work on nuclear reactions involving light projectiles did a great deal in elucidating the characteristic nuclear symmetries and the dynamic phenomena associated with nuclei. As accelerator and ion source technologies evolve it has become possible to accelerate heavier nuclei in addition to electrons, protons, and the very light nuclear systems. From these developments in the tools of our science we are deriving new knowledge: learning about otherwise inaccessible nuclear properties, of the dynamic characteristics of nuclear matter, and about the production of mesons, antiparticles, and other exotic objects in the collision of complex nuclear systems. The subject cuts across much of nuclear physics and it is difficult to give a cohesive overview talk. But I would like to attempt giving you the current flavors of the subject. 18 figs.
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International nuclear physics conference, Sao Paulo (Brazil), 20-26 Aug 1989.
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