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Norman D. Cook, Takefumi Hayashi, Nobuaki Yoshida, "Visualizing the Atomic Nucleus," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 5460, September/October, 1999.  
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@article{ 10.1109/38.788800, author = {Norman D. Cook and Takefumi Hayashi and Nobuaki Yoshida}, title = {Visualizing the Atomic Nucleus}, journal ={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications}, volume = {19}, number = {5}, issn = {02721716}, year = {1999}, pages = {5460}, doi = {http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/38.788800}, publisher = {IEEE Computer Society}, address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA}, }  
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TY  MGZN JO  IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications TI  Visualizing the Atomic Nucleus IS  5 SN  02721716 SP54 EP60 EPD  5460 A1  Norman D. Cook, A1  Takefumi Hayashi, A1  Nobuaki Yoshida, PY  1999 VL  19 JA  IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications ER   
multiple models of nuclear structure theory have been considered an unfortunate but inevitable consequence of the scale and complexity of nuclear phenomena.
Known nuclear systems range from extremely small nuclei containing 13 nucleons, where precise calculations are possible, to extremely complex manybody systems (A~300) that are yet too small to justify the statistical assumptions of "infinite" nuclear matter. Inbetween the realm of precise fewbody calculations and the realm of precise stochastic calculations lie most of the problems of the nuclear realm, where only imperfect models with a variety of adjustable parameters allow for quantitative work. Recent developments in both computer science and nuclear theory, however, have made it possible to visualize the nucleus in a manner consistent among the diverse models of nuclear structure. In this article, we discuss the need for visualization at the nuclear level and describe a computer graphics implementation that we call "Nuclear Visualization Software" (NVS).
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