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RECORD NO.: 1294375 INSPEC Abstract No: A79009180
AUTHOR: Cook, N.D.
CORP SOURCE: Sendai Akamon School, Miyagi, Japan
TITLE: Nuclear and atomic models
SOURCE: International Journal of Theoretical Physics, vol.17, no.1,
p. 21-32
ISSN: 0020-7748
CODEN: IJTPBM
PLACE OF PUBL: UK
LANGUAGE: English
YEAR: Jan. 1978
TREATMENT: T Theoretical or Mathematical
ABSTRACT: A theorem concerning fermion interaction is postulated and
applied to the problems of atomic (electronic) and nuclear
physics. Model building based solely upon the postulate that
adjacent like fermions must be singlet paired accounts for
the closed shells of both nuclear and atomic structure. The
implied antiferromagnetic FCC lattice of protons and
neutrons in alternating layers has been found previously to
be the lowest-energy solid configuration of nuclear matter
(N=P) (Canuto and Chitre, 1974). The buildup of the FCC
lattice from a central tetrahedron reproduces all of the
shells and subshells of the isotropic harmonic oscillator,
which of course is the basis for the shell model. In atomic
structure, the singlet pairing of adjacent electrons implies
closed-shell structures uniquely at the six noble gases and
the three noble metals, Ni, Pd, and Pt. The basis for the
postulate concerning fermions is found in terms of classical
electrodynamics; it is a microscopic corollary of Biot-
Savart's law that parallel currents attract whereas
antiparallel currents repel (34 Refs.)
DESCRIPTORS: atomic structure; fermion systems; nuclear models
IDENTIFIERS: fermion interaction; singlet paired fermions
CLASS CODES: A0530F (Fermion systems and electron gas (quantum
statistical mechanics)); A2160 (Nuclear-structure models and
methods); A3110 (General theory of structure, transitions
and chemical binding in atoms and molecules)
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