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Title: The WKB Approximation: An application to the alpha decay
Author: Pujol Closa, M. Pilar
Director/Tutor: Parellada Sabata, Juan
Keywords: Equació de Schrödinger
Teoria quàntica
Treballs de fi de grau
Schrödinger equation
Quantum theory
Bachelor's thesis
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Abstract: In this paper, the WKB approximation is presented in full detail, including a derivation of the connection formulas. A particular case is studied which applies the WKB approximation to alpha particle decay in various isotopes of Uranium nuclei, and is then used to find the alpha energy values using data from numerical computations in published literature. Finally a comparison between the WKB approximation to published studies is made, concluding a relationship between alpha decay energy and its parent nuclear radius may exist
Note: Treballs Finals de Grau de Física, Facultat de Física, Universitat de Barcelona, Curs: 2016, Tutor: Joan Parellada
Appears in Collections:Treballs Finals de Grau (TFG) - Física

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