Synopses & Reviews
A broad range of topics of current interest are discussed, from nuclear structure at the edge of stability to nuclear astrophysics and cosmic ray physics at the highest energies. Both the state of the art and basic background information are presented with a particular emphasis on interrelated research interests. The writers are all active scientists who enjoy the highest international reputation. They cover a range of problems of nuclear structure, in particular those concerning exotic nuclei and their decay modes, their relevance to nuclear reaction chains in stellar burning processes at various astrophysical sites, and as yet unsolved questions concerning the origin, acceleration mechanism, energy spectrum and elemental composition of high energy cosmic rays. Readership: Postgraduate physicists interested in the development of modern radioactive beam facilities, large array gamma ray and cosmic ray detectors, and new theoretical tools.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Part I: Nuclear Physics. 1.
High-Power Accelerators and Radioactive Beams of the Future; A.C. Mueller. 2.
Initial Studies of Neutron-Rich Nuclei with Next-Generation Radioactive Beam Facilities; R.F. Casten. 3.
Nuclear Structure Physics at Challenges and Perspectives; G. Münzenberg. 4.
Study of Halo Nuclei; G. Schrieder. 5.
Molecular Structure in Deformed Neutronrich Light Nuclei; W. von Oertzen. 6.
Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy of Exotic Nuclei: Physics and Tools; G. de France. 7.
Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Proton Radioactivity: Proton Decay of Spherical and Deformed Nuclei; G.N. Davids. 8.
Present and Future Nuclear Shell Model; T. Otsuka. 9.
Variational Approach to Coexistence Phenomena in N=Z Nuclei; A. Petrovici. 10.
Relativistic Theory Nuclear Structure far from the Valley of beta-Stability; P. Ring. 11.
Treatment of Pairing Correlations in Nuclei Close to Drip Lines; N. Van Giai, et al. 12.
The two Nuclear Superfluids in a rotating field: Competition between T-0 and T-1 miring Fission; D.N. Poenaru. 14.
Fusion and Quasifission of Heavy Nuclei; G.G. Adamian, et al. 15.
Binary and Ternary Fission Yields of 252
Cf; J.K. Hwang, et al. 16.
Recent Experiments on Particle-Accompanied Fission; M. Mutterer. 17.
Fusion Valleys for Synthesis of Superheavy Nuclei; R.A. Gherghescu, W. Greiner. 18.
Theoretical Description of Ternary Cold Fission; A. Sandulescu, et al. 19.
New Aspects of Nuclear Structure and QE Electron Scattering; E. Moya de Guerra, et al. 20.
New Results on the 2&ugr;&bgr;&bgr; Decay; A.A. Raduta. Part II: Nuclear Astrophysics. 21.
The Past and Future of Coulomb Dissociation in Hadron- and Astrophysics; G. Baur, et al. 22.
Coulomb Dissociation as a Tool of Nuclear Astrophysics; H. Utsunomiya, S. Typel. 23.
Applications of Coulomb Breakup to Nuclear Astrophysics; J. Kiener. 24.
Nuclear Astrophysics Experiments with Radioactive Beams; P. Leleux. 25.
Neutron Capture Nucleosynthesis: Probing Red Giants and Supernova; F. Käppeler. 26.
Neutron Induced Reaction of Light Nuclei and its Role in Nuclear Astrophysics; Y. Nagai. 27.
Astrophysical S-Factors from Asymptotic Normalization Coefficients; R.E. Tribble, et al. Part III: Cosmic Rays. 28.
Massive Nuclei in the Cosmic Radiation; A. Wolfendale. 29.
Particle Acceleration in Astrophysics; L. O'C Drury. 30.
Cosmic Rays in the Galaxy; L. O'C Drury. 31.
Phenomenology of Extensive Air Showers; I.M. Brancus. 32.
EAS Signatures of the Mass Composition of High-Energy Cosmic Rays; A. Haungs. 33.
Cosmic Ray Studies at High Mountain Altitude Laboratories; O. Saavedra. 34.
What do we Learn About Interactions at Very High Energies from Extensive Air Shower Observations?; H. Rebel. 35.
Application of Neural Networks in Astroparticle Physics; M. Roth.
List of Participants.