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From Protons and Neutrons to Nuclei

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics, volume 1)

Abstract

Protons and neutrons combine to form stable and metastable nuclei. The total energy of the nuclei depends on the number of protons and neutrons involved. Having this dependence of the total energy allows us to account for many properties of the various nuclei.

Keywords

Binding energy Fission Fusion α-decay β-decay Fissionable isotope 

Copyright information

© Eleftherios N. Economou 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Crete, FORTH IESLIraklionGreece

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