# Equation for neutron proton-fusion, and deuterium photodiss.

Flucky

## Homework Statement

Write the equations for neutron and proton fusion to form deuterium and for deuterium photodissociation.

## The Attempt at a Solution

There is plenty on proton-proton fusion to form deuterium, but not much on proton-neutron.

Is it simply p + n -> D ?

Is deuterium photodissociation D + γ -> p + n ?

Mentor
Is deuterium photodissociation D + γ -> p + n ?
Yes.

p + n -> D is forbidden by energy conservation. Some energy has to get dissipated, mainly as photon emission.

Flucky
Yes.

p + n -> D is forbidden by energy conservation. Some energy has to get dissipated, mainly as photon emission.

Forgot I had posted this question. Thanks!