Theoretical investigations of nuclear reactions with heavy ions are carried out by Dr. Park to understand the interplay of reaction mechanisms and nuclear structure. Theory of nuclear molecular phenomena and heavy ion resonances are being developed and applied to various heavy-ion systems. Coupled channel calculations using the particle-core model and the theory of inelastic excitation and nuclear transfer in the dynamical two-center shell model are performed. Newly discovered resonance mechanism and nuclear Landau-Zener effects in nucleus-nucleus collisions which are based on a systematic study of two-center single-particle energies and level crossings are investigated to understand single-particle effects and to establish the formation of nuclear molecular orbitals during heavy ion collisions.
Areas of Interest
In the framework of the particle-hole formalism and the asymmetric two-center shell model a microscopic description of excitation and transfer of nucleons and clusters in nucleus-nucleus collisions are studied. An overview of Dr. Park's research ares and highlights of the results of his research group are presented and discussed in his recently published book, Nuclear Molecules (World Scientific Publishing Co., 1995), which is co-authored with Drs. Walter Greiner and Werner Scheid of Germany.
J. Park, W. Greiner and W. Scheid.
World Scientific Publishing Co.,
"Heavy Ion Physics and Nuclear Molecules,"
The 1994 KSEA Technical Symposium Proceedings.
(1994). p. 27-42 .
"Nuclear Molecular Phenomena in Heavy Ion Collisions,"
Frontier Topics in Nuclear Physics.
J. Park, A. Thiel, W. Scheid and W. Greiner.
Plenum Publishing Co., A. Sandulescu and W. Scheid, editor.