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Separation Energy

  1. Apr 27, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Calculate the separation energy between the lowest and the highest energy state for a spin 5/2 particle with a magnetic moment 0.7 Bohr magnetons in an external magnetic field of 1.35 T

    2. Relevant equations
    delta E = bohr magneton*B*delta magnetic spin
    Equation for Binding Energy:
    B = [N*m(neturon) + Z*m(1 H) - m(nucleus being analyzed)]*c^2

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The first equation I keep trying because I have all of the necessary parameters for that problem. The only issue with that problem is I don't know how to figure out the delta magnetic spin if we're only given one value, mine being 5/2. The second equation is one for binding energy, which I feel is more applicable here, but I don't have any of those inputs...

    I'm confused...
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