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* The energy equivalent (E = mc<sup>2</sup>) 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/s<sup>2</sup>. | * The energy equivalent (E = mc<sup>2</sup>) 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/s<sup>2</sup>. | ||

* The minimum energy required to separate a nucleus into its component neutrons and protons.<br/>Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission | * The minimum energy required to separate a nucleus into its component neutrons and protons.<br/>Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission | ||

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## Revision as of 10:41, 29 May 2019

(nuclear binding energy)

- The energy equivalent (E = mc
^{2}) 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/s^{2}.

- The minimum energy required to separate a nucleus into its component neutrons and protons.

Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission