Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 11, Issue 9 (September 2020)

ISSN Print: 2153-1196   ISSN Online: 2153-120X

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Molecular Structure of Atomic Nucleus

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DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2020.119087    115 Downloads   392 Views  


In this work, we extend our work on the Heisenberg model of the neutron formulated as a dwarf hydrogen-like atom under the influence of the More General Exponential Screened Coulomb Potential (MGESCP) to show that an atomic nucleus may possess a molecular structure made up of atoms bonding together by a potential used to describe the strong force associated with a generalised Yukawa MGESCP potential. We show that the neutrons and protons are arranged into narrow lattices therefore they may fold to form three-dimensional shells by bonding similar to hydrogen bonding. In particular, the nucleons may form stable structures such as that of fullerenes in which the vertices are occupied by the nucleons which are simply just protons. For example, a nucleus with a total number of 60 nucleons may arrange itself into the topological structure of a buckminsterfullerene. We also apply Schrödinger wave equation with central field approximation to describe the quantum dynamics of nuclei of atomic atoms that now possess the physical structure of a dwarf molecular ion.

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Ho, V. (2020) Molecular Structure of Atomic Nucleus. Journal of Modern Physics, 11, 1395-1409. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2020.119087.

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