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Chapter 13, Problem 9P
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Add a fourth column to Table 13-1 and write in the atomic mass for each row’s fuel element (see Appendix Table A-14). Review the curve of binding energy, Figure 8-15. Explain the trend of fusion time versus fuel atomic mass.

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Add the column to Table 13-1 and discuss about the trend of fusion time with respect to the fuel atomic mass.

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The table below shows the additional fuel elements and their Atomic mass in atomic mass unit (amu).

FuelAtomic Mass (amu)
H1
He4
C12
O16
Si28

The elements with higher atomic masses will go faster for the fu...

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