Introduction to Strings and Branes

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The binding energy of the alpha particle is 28.3 MeV and you may assume the following values (in MeV) for the five coefficients in the semi-empirical expression for the binding energy of heavier nuclei: volume 15.5; surface 16.8; Coulomb 0.72; asymmetry 23; pairing 34. Since the quarks get heavier and heavier, the symmetries get more-and-more broken as we add flavours. Iodine-131 has a half-life of eight days, so, once fission has stopped, less than 1% of iodine-131 produced in a nuclear reactor will remain after about eight weeks.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (2012)

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