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Homework Help: Nuclear Physics and energy levels

  1. Sep 19, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A unknown nuclide emits four alpha particles with energies 8.54, 7.04, 6.38, and 5.10 MeV

    a) what are the nuclear energy levels of this nuclide

    b) What are the possible gamma ray energies that should be observed

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I was trying to consider converting to kg and using the Bohr equations, but I am completely lost.
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  3. Sep 20, 2016 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    You presumably have some notes about nuclear energy levels and nuclear structure which provides you with a model to use here.
    That is where you start.

    How are nuclear energy levels related to alpha emission?
    How does a nucleus come to emit alpha particles? ie. what is the physics happening here?
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