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Homework Help: Easy Question, Nuclear Nomenclature

  1. Mar 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What does [tex]^{3}H(d,n)^{4}He[/tex] mean? I assume it means Helium goes to tritium or is it the other way around?


    2. Relevant equations

    None

    3. The attempt at a solution

    N/A
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 3, 2008 #2
    It's another way to write:

    [tex]^{3}H\,+\,^{2}H\,\longrightarrow\,^{4}He\,+\,^{1}n[/tex]

    with [itex]^{2}H\equiv\,D[/itex] being the symbol for Deuterium.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2008
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