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Two reacting nuclei, maximum distance to overcome the coulomb barrier

  1. Feb 10, 2013 #1
    Basically i'm trying to find out how to find the maximum distance between two deuterium nuclei in order to overcome the coulomb barrier, causing them to fuse.

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  3. Feb 10, 2013 #2

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    Re: Two reacting nuclei, maximum distance to overcome the coulomb barr

    Roughly, the range of the strong nuclear force is 1 fm. There is no sharply defined distance that can be defined in answer to your question.
     
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