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Older nuclear structure models.

  1. Apr 10, 2014 #1
    Hi people.

    I just read this somewhere
    and I can't get my head around it.

    How is the Uncertainty Relation uncompatible with the idea of a proton-electron nucleus?

    And can you explain why this model predicted those values for the nuclear spin?

    Thank you.
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  3. Apr 10, 2014 #2


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    In this model the deuteron would consist of two protons and one electron, i.e. three spin-1/2 particles. To get the resulting overall spin, you would have to combine three spin-1/2's with whatever orbital angular momentum there was. However you do it, the total spin comes out half-integer.
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