Calculate the binding energy per nucleon of . Use a value of 55.9349 u for the atomic mass of . Use a value of 1.0073 u for the rest mass of a proton, 1.0087 u for the rest mass of a neutron, and 0.00055 u for the rest mass of an electron.
The electrical power output of a large nuclear reactor facility is 900 MW. It has a efficiency in converting heat released by nuclear reactions to electrical energy.
What is the thermal power output?
How many 235U nuclei undergo fission each second, assuming that the average energy released per fission is 200 MeV?
What mass of 235U is fissioned in 1 year of full-power operation?
The power output of the Sun is W. of the Sun’s energy output is supplied by proton-proton chain reactions.
If a proton-proton chain reaction produces 26.7 MeV from the fusion of four protons into a helium nucleus, how many protons are consumed per second?
If a proton-proton chain reaction produces two neutrinos, how many neutrinos per second should there be per square meter at the surface of Earth from this process?