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On Squared Neutron Number in Reducing Nuclear Binding Energy

U. V. S. Seshavatharam, S. Lakshminarayana


In this paper, we make an attempt to understand nuclear stability and binding energy in light of our proposed three atomic gravitational constants and nuclear elementary charge. Identifying the squared ratio of nuclear charge and ordinary electromagnetic charge with inverse of the strong coupling constant, from Z=26 onwards, (1/0.1152)=8.68 can be inferred as a representation of the maximum strength of nuclear binding energy. Considering 10.09 MeV as a unified strongly attracting binding energy coefficient and (1.162 MeV and 0.71 MeV) as repulsive energy coefficients, it is possible to have an effective binding energy coefficient of 9.18 MeV. Based on this energy coefficient, close to stable mass numbers, nuclear binding energy can be shown to increase with mass number and decrease with squared neutron number. 

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