Magic and Doubly-Magic Nuclei

  title={Magic and Doubly-Magic Nuclei},
  author={B. Blank and P. H. Regan},
  journal={Nuclear Physics News},
  pages={15 - 22}
A short history of the shell model An atomic nucleus is a complex arrangement of constituent neutrons and protons. An energetically bound nucleus is defined as one where all of these nucleons are bound against direct nucleon emission, with the limits of this condition defined by the proton and neutron drip-lines. In 1935, von Weizsiicker and Bethe proposed a semi-empirical mass formula describing the atomic nucleus as a liquid drop. This well-known formula introduces terms to account for volume… 
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