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freddie_mclair

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For example, for a nuclear fusion reaction of Tritium (T) and Deuterium (D), we get an alpha particle (##\alpha##) a neutron (n) and

**energy release**due to the mass difference ##\Delta m=m_D+m_T-m_n-m_{\alpha}##, which means that: ##D + T \rightarrow \alpha + n + \mbox{ 17.6 MeV}## where ##\mbox{ 17.6 MeV}= \Delta m c^2 ##. These 17.6MeV get split by the neutron (14.1MeV) and the alpha particle (3.5MeV).

Now, my question is: what does it mean, to

**release**energy? What kind of energy is this?

Thanks!