|Name||Symbol||Standard Equation Format||Mass #||Charge #|
Fission: break up of a large nucleus into two smaller nuclei creating a higher binding energy.
Fusion: two or more smaller nuclei combining to form a larger nucleus with a higher binding energy.
Synthetic Elements: made by bombarding plutonium with neutrons or other large elements with smaller elements.
Example of nuclear reaction:
25499Es + 42He 256101Md + 2 10n
Types of nuclear reactions:
23892U 42He + 23490Th
Decay: Beta Emission (Beta-minus)
22888Ra 0-1e + 22889Ac
Decay: Positron Emission
9344Ru 01e + 9343Tc
K-Capture (capture beta-minus)
8337Rb + 0-1e 8336Kr + X-ray
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