P1_3 Spinning a Deuteron to Pieces

James Cowen, patrick doyle, Tom Hyde, Toby Johnstone, Gary Sutlieff


In this paper we calculate the angular velocity needed to overcome the binding energy holding
the nucleus of deuterium, or a deuteron, together. Thus, inducing nuclear fission by spinning
the nucleus. We find that the angular velocity we would need to induce in the nucleons would
be 9.64x10^21 rads^-1, causing the particles to spin at 1.36c, rendering this idea impossible in

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