Size of nuclei

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Hi there...

My question is that when nucleon's loses energy (such as in fusion),does that affect their size as well? do they also shrink or grow by losing or gaining energy?
 

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Borek
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You don't have original nuclei after fusion, but a new one, so the size definitely changes - but you are comparing apples and oranges.
 
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Nice, but hardly related to the original question.
 
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OK...but in general let's say in a fusion of proton and neutron, when energy is released after fusion, then the proton part of deuterium is equal to or less than a proton(i.e in size)
 
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OK...but in general let's say in a fusion of proton and neutron, when energy is released after fusion, then the proton part of deuterium is equal to or less than a proton(i.e in size)
Are protons considered Point Particles? If so, i believe its more about the effective range of their charge than an actual hard little ball that comprises it.
 
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Yea, I just based my answer on the thread title.
 

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