• An empirical approach to the theory of particle and nuclear phenomena: Review and some new ideas

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      Nuclear masses and lifetimes; trace formula; semiclassical chromodynamics; quantum chaos; random matrix theory

    • Abstract

       

      Experimental data on masses and lifetimes of unstable particles falls into a pattern, a brief review of some interesting consequences is presented here. From the experience in semiclassical methods and recent advances in quantum chromodynamics, it is proposed that an appropriate generalization of the Gutzwiller trace formula for field theories may lead to a systematic semiclassical chromodynamics theory. The theory can be developed to get appropriate dynamics leading to an explanation of pattern discovered in the empirical data.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Raja Ramanna1 Sudhir R Jain2

      1. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore - 560 012, India
      2. Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai - 400 085, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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