Electric potential energy and gravitational potential energy of Deuterium nuclear?

  1. Is it possible to caculate the electric potential energy and the gravitational potential energy between two nucleon of deuterium (1 proton, 1 neutron), if we know the binding energy of deuterium is 2.23 (MeV), and the distance between them is 1 (fm)?
    Please help me! I'm really confused about this exercise :(
    Thanks in advance
    (I post this thread in wrong box, please move it, sorry)
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
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  3. Meir Achuz

    Meir Achuz 2,058
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    Re: Electric potential energy and gravitational potential energy of Deuterium nuclear

    The gravitational energy is -Gmm'/r.
    There is no electric PE, but there is magnetic energy between the two magnetic moments.
    These energies are negligible compared to the 2,23 whic is due to the nuclear force.
     
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