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Nuclear Radius Equation R = R0 A^(1/3)

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    If using the nuclear radius equation:

    R = R0 A^(1/3)

    as shown half-way down this page:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_nucleus

    r0 = 1.25 fm = 1.25 × 10−15 m

    Is this value for r0 always this value, irrespective of the material in question? For example, if it was gold, or some other material?

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  3. Oct 6, 2012 #2

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    Approximately. That equation is true for any substance of constant density. That's a pretty good assumption for cold nuclear matter.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 #3
    Thanks Vanadium 50.
     
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