[Solved] Simple Nuclear Fusion Challenge Question
A Deuterium nucleus fuses with a Tritium nucleus to form a Helium nucleaus (Helium-4) and a neutron. If the neutron were to carry all the energy released in the fusion reaction, what would it's velocity have to be?
Mass of Deuterium: 2.01410178 u
Mass of Tritium: 3.0160492 u
Mass of Hellium-4: 4.002602 u
Mass of neutron: 1.008664 u
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Of course, this is resting on the assumption that none of the energy is released in some other way such as a photon. AND more importantly that there is no kinetic energy between the fusing nuclei (otherwise there'll have to be use of E=sqroot [(mc^2)^2 +(pc)^2] or whatever it was (i cant recall right now)
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