Cell: Structure and Functions
The neutron separation energy is defined as the energy required to remove a neutron from the nucleus. Obtain the neutron separation energy of the nuclei from the following data:
Solution: The reaction for the neutron separation from the aluminum atom is
We know that, the separation energy can be calculated as:
On the other hand
So, the energy of neutron separation will be:
Therefore to remove a neutron from the nucleus of energy is required.