Asked Jan 21, 2020

What is the maximum wavelength of a γ ray that could break a deuteron into a proton and a neutron? 


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Step 1

The energy can be expressed as the product of a constant that is plank’s constant(h) and frequency(ν). The mathematical expression for this is given as:

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Step 2

As the gamma rays are emitted by deuteron with an energy equal to 2.224573 MeV. Thus, firstly the energy is converted into joules as follows:

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Step 3

Now, wavelength can be cal...

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