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Mass is converted into energy which appears as Binding Energy

  1. Dec 13, 2005 #1
    We know that in nuclear reactions , mass is converted into energy which appears as Binding Energy. Now, when we consider electrons coming close to the nucleus during nuclear/atomic phenomenon, can we consider that the energy present in the electric and Nuclear fields is converted into mass?? Can this be generalised to all forces and energy fields..i.e. If a body moves in a certain force field associated with a vector field, does energy change to mass??? When do such changes take place? Why/Why not?
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  3. Jan 6, 2006 #2
    Hey people...can somebody please offer their views on this... FASSSSTTTT...Thanks!
  4. Jan 6, 2006 #3
    I am not an expert by any means but the only time I know of energy turning to mass is when a photon is split ino a matter/antimatter pair.
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