The Case for a Solid Phase Model of the Nucleus

Dr. Vesselin I. Dimitrov
Senior Instrumentation Physicist
Idaho Accelerator Center, ISU

A nuclear model taking advantage of a picture complementary to the well-established liquid (liquid drop model) and gas (independent particle model) ones will be discussed. Within this model the nucleus is a crumble of nuclear matter with long-range order typical for a FCC (face-centered cubic) crystal.