Stable nuclide

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Is it possible to combine two more stable nuclides to form unstable nuclides?
like for example combine Xe and Sr and form U
In fission it is like

U + n -> Xe + Sr + n

can we reverse this process? if one doesnt care about the cost effectiveness

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Is it possible to combine two more stable nuclides to form unstable nuclides?
like for example combine Xe and Sr and form U
In fission it is like

U + n -> Xe + Sr + n

can we reverse this process? if one doesnt care about the cost effectiveness

Thankyou
Well if one looks at the production of superheavy elements, then yes, it is possible to combine two stable nuclides to form an unstable nucleus.

Transuranics are produced as a by-product of neutron capture in fission reactors. A commerical reactor produces a fair amount of Pu, Am, Cm isotopes. Higher order isotopes have very short half-lives, so they tend not to accumulate.

Curium was first produced in 1944 at the University of California, Berkeley in the USA in a cyclotron by bombarding plutonium-239 (239Pu) with α-particles.
http://www.webelements.com/curium/

Isolation: only a few atoms of element 107, bohrium, have ever been made. The first atoms were made through a nuclear reaction involving fusion of an isotope of lead, 209Pb, with one of chromium, 54Cr.
209Pb + 54Cr → 262Bh + 1n
http://www.webelements.com/bohrium/

Isolation: only a few atoms of element 108, hassium, have ever been made. The first atoms were made through a nuclear reaction involving fusion of an isotope of lead, 208Pb, with one of iron, 58Fe.
208Bi + 58Fe → 265Hs + 1n
http://www.webelements.com/hassium/

209Bi + 58Fe → 266Mt + 1n
http://www.webelements.com/meitnerium/

208Pb + 62Ni → 269Ds + 1n
http://www.webelements.com/darmstadtium/
 
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Wow I didnt expect such a detailed feedback
thank you so much!!
 

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