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Two reacting nuclei, maximum distance to overcome the coulomb barrier

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eddiej90
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Feb10-13, 12:56 PM
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Basically i'm trying to find out how to find the maximum distance between two deuterium nuclei in order to overcome the coulomb barrier, causing them to fuse.

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Feb10-13, 02:03 PM
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Roughly, the range of the strong nuclear force is 1 fm. There is no sharply defined distance that can be defined in answer to your question.


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