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* Shell models of the atom and nucleus - Coulomb potentials - Yukawa potentials - neutron absorption and scattering
* Shell models of the atom and nucleus - Coulomb potentials - Yukawa potentials - neutron absorption and scattering
* Electodynamics - strong nuclear force - weak nuclear force - quantum tunneling
* Electodynamics - strong nuclear force - weak nuclear force - quantum tunneling
** Thermal neutrons can't classically cross Coulomb repulsions, but tunneling permits π-induced fission
** Thermal neutrons can't classically cross Coulomb repulsions, but tunneling permits π-induced fission (π = pion, aka any of 3 π-mesons)
* Stable and unstable isotopes - half-life / expected time to decay
* Stable and unstable isotopes - half-life / expected time to decay
* Radiations (alpha, beta, gamma) - transmutations (there are many!)
* Radiations (alpha, beta, gamma) - transmutations (there are many!)