separation energy


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separation energy

[‚sep·ə′rā·shən ‚en·ər·jē]
(nuclear physics)
The energy needed to remove a proton, neutron, or alpha particle from a nucleus.
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Even though the peak stress decreases, the separation energy showed an increase because of the significant rise in the overall separation distance.
In terms of the separation energy (area under the curve), the energy dissipated in PE100 is the highest whereas HDPE has the lowest energy value.

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