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SEMF Liquid Drop model

  1. Dec 15, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    Only struggling with (ii).

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    So ultimately after doing everything, calculating B(ε)-B(0) & assuming z>>1 and z2/A > 47

    I find that B(ε)-B(0) > 0.048ε2A2/3

    I don't really see how this tells me if the nuclei will spontaneously fission or not, I still haven't used the assumption R is proportional to A1/3 though.

    Any help please?
     

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