Register to reply

Average Binding energy per Nucleon

by Algren
Tags: average, binding, energy, nucleon
Share this thread:
Algren
#1
Apr6-13, 03:56 AM
P: 47
What is the Average/mean binding energy per nucleon of the whole periodic table/of all the elements, considering the most naturally abundant isotopes of each element? I tried googling it a couple of times but i could not arrive at a satisfactory answer.
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
An interesting glimpse into how future state-of-the-art electronics might work
How computing is transforming materials science research
Scientists describe a hybrid laminate material with magnetic and photoactive properties
mfb
#2
Apr6-13, 05:57 AM
Mentor
P: 11,837
Averaged over what? Just add all isotopes (define "the most naturally abundant isotopes") and divide by their number? Weighted with their natural abundance? On earth, in the solar system, in the universe? Weighted with their weight?

You can take a table of nuclides and calculate it yourself.
In the universe, it is easy; 75% hydrogen-1, 25% helium-4, all other contributions are negligible.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Binding energy per nucleon High Energy, Nuclear, Particle Physics 2
Binding energy per nucleon Introductory Physics Homework 0
Binding energy per nucleon / fission / fusion High Energy, Nuclear, Particle Physics 6
Binding Energy per Nucleon (Fission) Advanced Physics Homework 0
Binding Energy per Nucleon Introductory Physics Homework 3