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Could anyone give me a few examples of endothermic fusion reactions between elements solid at room temperature?
Looks like I misworded my question.Astronuc said:There is no fusion (nuclear I presume) reaction at room temperature. One of the reactants must have sufficient kinetic energy to cause fusion with the other.
I don't mean this. I don't care about the state, temperature or any other variables of the elements during and before the nuclear reaction. The only thing I am concerned about is that the elements before the reaction if cooled down to room temperature should become solids.Astronuc said:If both materials are solid, then there will be no nuclear reaction between the elements.
Solid state precludes most chemical reactions, except perhaps atomic diffusion, i.e. diffusion of the atoms of one element among the atoms of the other.
Neutrons can certainly diffuse at room temperature and be absorbed in a nuclear reaction, but I don't think that's what you mean.
They are not at room temperature and they are not solid. They share the property of being solid at room temperature.Astronuc said:If both materials are solidsid_galt said:an endothermic nuclear reaction between two elements which exist in solid state at room temperature. I am not concerned with the temperature at which they react, only they should exist as solids at room temperature.