The Helium-4 nucleus is more similar to the Hydrogen atom of atomic physics. In the case of hydrogen atom, there are many energy levels which were experimentally seenand theoretically explained using non-relativistic quantum mechanics. In this note, weuse a central potential to derive the energy levels of Helium-4 nucleus. The ground stateand the first few energy levels agree pretty well with experiment. The same potential can be used with nuclei like Oxygen-17 andmany more nuclei.
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