HW4-5 - 4-3 A nuclear scientist attempts to perform...

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4-3 5. A nuclear scientist attempts to perform experiments on the stable nuclide ~~Fe. Determine the energy (in Me V) the scientist will need to 1. remove a single neutron. 2. remove a single proton. 3. completely dismantle the nucleus into its individual nucleons. 4. fission it symmetrically into two identical lighter nuclides ~gAI. Solution: Atomic masses from Appendix B are used in the solution. (a) The energy needed is the neutron separation energy. From Eq. (4.13) we obtain Sn = {M(~~Fe) + mn -M(~~Fe)} ~ = 11.20 MeV. (b) The energy needed is the proton separation energy. From Eq. (4.15) we
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