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Unformatted text preview: 2 /2m Energy needed to confine an electron to an atom 9.4 eV (in the range of accepted ionization energies) Energy needed to confine an electron to the nucleus 3.7 GeV (way outside the acceptable range by a factor of 1000) Energy needed to confine a proton to the nucleus 2.05 MeV (in the range of accepted nuclear binding energies) In summary, to confine something to a smaller volume requires a higher energy . ↓ Δx ↑ Δp = h/4π...
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2010 for the course CHE 2C CHE 2C taught by Professor Atsumi during the Summer '10 term at UC Davis.
- Summer '10