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Is this an example of nuclear fusion?

  1. Aug 10, 2015 #1
    My physics SATII book states that this is not an example of nuclear fusion: 4/2 He + 27/13 Al ⇒30/15 P +1/0 n

    If this isn't fusion then what is it?

    (The top number of the division is the mass; the bottom is the atomic number)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 10, 2015 #2
    Technically, it is a fusion reaction.

    You might also hear it referred to as alpha bombardment of aluminum.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2015 #3
    Thank you
     
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