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Binding Energy Curve

Binding energy curve is the graph between the binding energy per nucleon and the total number of nucleons (i.e., mass number A).
 
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Fig. 4
  • Some nuclei with mass number A < 20 have large binding energy per nucleon than their neighbor nuclei. For example 106423.png. These nuclei are more stable than their neighbors.
  • The binding energy per nucleon is maximum for nuclei of mass number A = 56 106429.png. Its value is 8.8 MeV per nucleon.
  • For nuclei having A > 56, binding energy per nucleon gradually decreases for uranium (A = 238), the value of binding energy per nucleon drops to 7.5 MeV.




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