1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Nuclear Physics Problem

  1. Jan 4, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A nucleus[atomic no Z, mass no. A] splits into two fragments(z1,A1) and (Z2,A2).Find the separation between them at the time of splitting.

    2. Relevant equations
    3. The attempt at a solution

    I am giving the way I would approach.Please check and confirm:

    rest energy of (Z,A)=rest energy of (Z1,A1)+rest energy of (Z2,A2)+Coulomb repulsion term

    The Coulomb repulsion term includes the required separation.

    Please check if I am correct.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 4, 2008 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    But you need to know the separation to find the Coulomb repulsion.
    Use the formula for R=1.2A^(1/3) to find each radius.
  4. Jan 4, 2008 #3
    is that really necessary?we are interested about the central distance...
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Nuclear Physics Problem
  1. Nuclear physics (Replies: 5)

  2. Nuclear Physics (Replies: 3)