## Nuclear Superfluidity: Pairing in Finite SystemsNuclear Superfluidity is an advanced text devoted exclusively to pair correlations in nuclei. It begins by exploring pair correlations in a variety of systems including superconductivity in metals at low temperatures and superfluidity in liquid 3He and in neutron stars. The book goes on to introduce basic theoretical methods, symmetry breaking and symmetry restoration in finite many-body systems. The last four chapters are devoted to introducing results on the role of induced interactions in the structure of both normal and exotic nuclei. The most important of these is the renormalization of the pairing interaction due to the coupling of pairs of nucleons to low energy nuclear collective excitations. This book will be essential reading for researchers and students in both experimental and theoretical nuclear physics, and related research fields such as metal clusters, fullerenes and quantum dots. |

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### Contents

3 | 14 |

The pairing force and seniority | 33 |

The BCS theory | 52 |

6 | 53 |

Spontaneous symmetry breaking | 72 |

Infinite 3D neutral superconductors 3L | 88 |

Applications | 102 |

Phase transitions | 117 |

Appendix A A brief résumé of second quantization | 280 |

Particles and holes | 286 |

65 | 289 |

Appendix B Single particle in a nonlocal potential | 292 |

Particlevibration coupling | 299 |

Appendix E Model of the singleparticle strength function | 305 |

Twoquasiparticle excitations | 315 |

Cranking moment of inertia | 322 |

Pairing fluctuations | 138 |

Plastic behaviour of nuclei and other finite systems | 154 |

Fission in metal clusters | 168 |

Random phase approximation | 184 |

Correlation energy contribution to nuclear masses | 199 |

Induced interaction | 215 |

Pairing in exotic nuclei | 257 |

### Other editions - View all

Nuclear Superfluidity: Pairing in Finite Systems David M. Brink,Ricardo A. Broglia Limited preview - 2005 |

Nuclear Superfluidity: Pairing in Finite Systems David M. Brink,Ricardo A. Broglia No preview available - 2010 |

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### References to this book

Journal of Physics: An Institute of Physics Journal ..., Volume 31, Issues 5-6 No preview available - 2005 |