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Small Question on Transmutation

  1. Apr 19, 2010 #1
    I know this is probably really simplistic for you guys, but I just learned about transmutation in my Chemistry class today, and I was wondering whether or not all elements can be transmuted by bombardment with alpha (or some other) particles, or only a few can.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 21, 2010 #2
    Theoretically All elements and isotopes of each element can be transmuted by bombardment by different particles (alpha, protons, neutrons etc) at different energies.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2010 #3
    Ah, thanks! That's cool.
     
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