Register to reply

Entropy of interaction in the nuclei

by P. Brien
Tags: entropy, nuclei
Share this thread:
P. Brien
#1
Mar17-11, 08:20 AM
P: 4
It's hard to me to understand about the interaction between protons and neutrons by the means of entropy. And Is it possible to know about an entropy of an interaction between protons and neutrons or between quarks?
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Physicists discuss quantum pigeonhole principle
First in-situ images of void collapse in explosives
The first supercomputer simulations of 'spin?orbit' forces between neutrons and protons in an atomic nucleus
Drakkith
#2
Mar17-11, 06:49 PM
Mentor
Drakkith's Avatar
P: 11,532
Look at the case of Nuclear Fusion. When nuclei fuse, they go to a lower energy state and release energy in the process. Once this happens, it requires energy to break them apart. The entropy of the system has increased.
Andrew Mason
#3
Mar18-11, 07:41 AM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
P: 6,654
Quote Quote by P. Brien View Post
It's hard to me to understand about the interaction between protons and neutrons by the means of entropy. And Is it possible to know about an entropy of an interaction between protons and neutrons or between quarks?
Thermodynamics was developed before anyone understood about atoms and molecules let alone sub-atomic structures. According to the thermodynamic definition of entropy, ds = dQ/T. Apply that to a system in which the source of heat flow is a nuclear reaction.

AM


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Why point particle interaction has UV divergence,but string interaction does not? Beyond the Standard Model 3
Show how the Boltzmann entropy is derived from the Gibbs entropy for equilibrium Advanced Physics Homework 4
Binding ehergy per nucleon for heavy nuclei compared to nuclei in the middle range Advanced Physics Homework 0
What is the difference between van der waals interaction and casimir interaction? Quantum Physics 1
Fermi Interaction of Electrons with Nuclei Quantum Physics 6