When determining which energy to use in a single nuclear reaction, you should ask yourself, “Does this work?” I think the answer is yes, but what I mean by “does this work” is a bit of an oversimplification. It doesn’t matter what you can do, and all you need to do is study it and figure out what’s best for you.
You should be able to get the correct energy by counting the number of nucleons per second. You can do this by calculating the energy of the nucleon in a particular reaction, but this doesn’t really work in a real reaction. There’s no way to determine the kinetic energy of an atom for one reaction, as it’s not actually done. There’s a bunch of energy in the nucleus, but it’s a very small number, so you’re stuck at the energy you’re given.
Thats why I prefer to use a real reaction. If you use the energy of your reaction, you should be able to determine the binding energy per nucleon. In real reactions, you can see the energy difference between the two nuclei, and by counting the exact number of nucleons in a particular reaction, you can figure out the binding energy per nucleon.
For our experiment, we need to know the binding energy per nucleon for 235U. It is a very small number, so to find it we need to start by calculating the average spacing of nucleons in the nucleus. 235U has 235 protons and 235 neutrons, so the average spacing is 2.24 fm, or 2.24 Å.
The first thing you should know about this is that it’s not a total coincidence, because it’s only a total coincidence, so it’s not the whole story. But there are many more ways to get the information you need to know about a target.
We can calculate the binding energy of a nucleus by dividing the number of nucleons in it by its mass, then multiplying by 4. This is the number of protons on one side and neutrons on the other. This is the binding energy and we can find it by dividing by (2.24). This then is the binding energy of 235U divided by (2.24) = 4.9 MeV.
Calculations like this aren’t new, but its useful when you need to know how a particular nucleus is made. In fact, it’s an important part of nuclear physics. But its also important when you’re trying to figure out how a nucleus is made because you don’t need to know its atomic number to calculate its binding energy. You need only know the mass to figure out the binding energy.
We can figure the binding energy of a nucleus by finding the mass and then dividing it by its atomic number. But the mass is not the only way to find the binding energy. There are other methods that involve finding the energy of the nucleus in the nucleus and then dividing that by the mass of the nucleus. For example, if you know that the binding energy of a nucleus is 2.24 MeV, you can do this calculation in a single step.
The average binding energy of a nucleus is 2.25 MeV. The only way to determine the binding energy for a nucleus is to measure the energy of the nucleus and then divide that by the mass of the nucleus.
The more energy you have, the more you can find the binding energy of the nucleus. But once you’ve done that, you don’t have to worry about the energy of the nucleus.