Binding energy

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(nuclear binding energy)

  • The energy equivalent (E = mc2) of the mass deficiency of an atom. where: E = is the energy in joules, m is the mass in kilograms, and c is the speed of light in m/s2.
  • The minimum energy required to separate a nucleus into its component neutrons and protons.

Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Sponsor: ISO/IEC 27005:2018