# Atomic and Nuclear Physics

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Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Chapters 38-40

Wave-Particle Duality of Light
Young’s Double Slit Experiment (diffraction) proves that light has wave properties So does Interference and Doppler Effect Photoelectric Effect proves that light has properties of particles

Max Planck From Planck’s work on Blackbody Radiation, he proposed that the energy of light is quantized Quantization is an idea that energy comes in bundles or discrete amounts Energy is quantized This idea disagreed with established (traditional) physics

Photoelectric Effect Light shining on a photo-sensitive metal plate will emit electrons.

Photoelectric Effect Frequency must be above a minimum (threshold) frequency Brighter light (higher intensity) produces more electrons, but with the same energy Light with higher frequency will emit electrons with higher energy

Photoelectric Effect

Photoelectric Effect Law of Conservation of Energy must be followed
Energy must be related to frequency Law of Conservation of Momentum must also be followed Light has momentum

Photoelectric Effect Einstein used Planck’s work to explain Photoelectric Effect (Nobel Prize 1921) Proposed that discrete bundles of light energy are photons Energy is proportional to Frequency E=hf h, Planck’s Constant 6.63 x J*s

Photoelectric Effect Conservation of Energy
Energy of Photon = Energy of ejected electron + work needed to eject electron (work function, Φ)

Photoelectric Effect

Photoelectric Effect Maximum Kinetic Energy is measured by how much voltage (stopping voltage) is needed to stop electron flow KEMAX = qV 1electron stopped by 1 Volt = 1.6 x 10-19J 1electron stopped by 1 Volt = 1eV

Compton Effect 1923 Arthur Compton uses photon model to explain scattering of X-rays Determines equation for momentum of a photon

Compton Effect X-ray photon strikes an electron at rest
After the collision both the electron and X-ray photon recoil (move) in accordance with Laws of Conservation of Momentum and Energy The photon transfers some momentum to the electron during collision.

Compton Effect Change in wavelength of photon must be related to momentum Magnitude of Photon Momentum:

de Broglie Wavelength 1923, graduate student, Louis de Broglie suggested that if light waves could exhibit properties of particles, particles of matter should exhibit properties of waves Used same equation as momentum of photon

Davisson-Germer Experiment
Verified de Broglie’s idea of matter waves Directed beam of electrons at crystal of nickel Electrons showed diffraction pattern Proof that particles have wave properties

Schrödinger’s Cat Thought Experiment about basis of quantum mechanics
Place cat, vial of poison, Geiger counter with radioactive sample in a seal box. After 1 hour the cat is either alive or dead Can’t know without interrupting the experiment (opening the box) The cat is considered BOTH alive and dead

Atomic Models Dalton’s Model, early 1800’s Plum Pudding Model, 1904
Hard uniform sphere Plum Pudding Model, 1904 After discovery of electron by J.J. Thomson Rutherford Model, 1909 After Geiger Marsden Experiment

Atomic Models Bohr Model, 1913 Dense positive nucleus
Electrons moving in certain energy levels (orbits)

Quantum Mechanical Model
More detailed view of the Bohr Model Schrödinger Wave Equation and Heisenberg Uncertainty provides region of high probability where electron COULD be. Orbital Modern Model

Energy Level Transitions
Electron energy is quantized Electrons can move between energy levels with gains(absorption) or losses(emission) of specific amounts of energy.

Energy Level Transitions

Line Spectra Emission Spectra Absorption Spectra
Shows only the light that is emitted from an electron transition Absorption Spectra Shows a continuous color with certain wavelengths of light missing (absorbed)

Energy Level Transitions

Energy Level Transitions
Examples: Calculate energy needed for transition from n=1 to n= eV Calculate energy released by transition from n=5 to n= eV What wavelength of light is this? 434 nm

Nuclear Physics Nucleus – center of atom Proton, p Neutron, n
Contains nucleons, protons and neutrons Proton, p Positively charged particle, 1e m= x kg Neutron, n Neutral particle m= x kg

Atomic Mass Unit Based on Carbon-12 atom 1u = 1.6605 x 10-27 kg
Proton mass = u Neutron mass = u

Nuclear Reactions Fission and Fusion
Energy produced comes from mass being converted into energy (Mass Defect, Δm)

Mass-Energy Conversion
E=mc2 1 u = x J 1 u = 9.31 x 108 eV = 931 MeV

Fundamental Forces Strong Force Weak Force
Force that holds nucleons (protons and neutrons) together Short range Weak Force Associated with radioactive decay Short Range

Fundamental Forces Gravitational Force Electromagnetic Force
Attractive only Long distance range (think planets) Electromagnetic Force Attractive and repulsive force on charged particles Long range (think stars)

Classification of Matter
Matter is broken down into 2 types Hadrons and Leptons The Quark Family, also called Hadrons, are broken down into 2 types Baryons and Mesons

Quarks Six quarks Up, Down, Top, Bottom, Strange, and Charm
Up, Charm, and Top all have +2/3 charge Down, Strange, and Bottom all have -1/3 charge

Baryons Baryons are comprised (made of) three quarks
The total charge for any baryon is the net charge of the three quarks together Examples: uud = +2/3, +2/3, -1/3 = +1 = proton udd = +2/3, -1/3, -1/3 = 0 = neutron

Mesons Mesons are comprised of a quark and its antiquark Antimatter
Particles that have the same mass but opposite charge of their matter partner Have same symbol as matter but with added bar above symbol Up quark, u up antiquark, ū

Leptons Leptons are separated into six flavours
Electron, Muon, and Tau all have -1 charge Electron neutrino, muon neutrino, and tau neutrino all have 0 charge

Annihilation When matter and antimatter particles collide, they annihilate each other and produce energy E=mc2 kg  J (use equation) u eV (use conversion on Reference Tables)