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Electric potential energy and gravitational potential energy of Deuterium nuclear?

  1. Nov 30, 2010 #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. Dec 1, 2010 #2

    Meir Achuz

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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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