Nuclear Physics

Authors(s):Luke C. L. Yuan, Chien-Shiung Wu, and L. J. Lidofsky Publication:Physics Today Publication Date:October 1963 Publisher: American Institute of Physics Citation:Physics Today 16, 8, 52 (1963) Link:

AS specialization increases within the various branches - of high- and low-energy nuclear physics, it becomes rather easy for an experimenter in one of the branches to lose touch with the details of advances in the methods and techniques of the others. Yet, many facets of apparently different techniques may well be valuable to experimenters in areas other than those for which they were originally developed.

This text, which presents detailed descriptions of many of the methods and techniques of experimental nuclear physics, is especially valuable in providing a point of contact not only for such experimenters but also for beginning research students. The discussions and intercomparisons between methods are often at the detailed level one would associate with hallway discussions and personal contacts at Physical Society meetings. In addition, the very complete lists of references make the retrieval of background information from other published sources especially easy.