Double Dose of Nuclear Magic

Essay specific features

 

Issue:

Science

 

Written by:

Antonio H

 

Date added:

December 21, 2013

 

Level:

University

 

Grade:

B

 

No of pages / words:

2 / 557

 

Was viewed:

4922 times

 

Rating of current essay:

 
Essay content:

These rules are how many protons it can hold before it breaks apart, and how many electrons in the orbital. The article I read was about isotopes, but not any normal isotope. In 1999, scientists discovered an isotope of nickel that “should not exist.” Nickel has a very light nucleus and normally should have the same number of protons and neutrons in it...
displayed 300 characters

Custom written essay

All essays are written from scratch by professional writers according to your instructions and delivered to your email on time. Prices start from $11.99/page

Order custom paper

Full essays database

You get access to all the essays and can view as many of them as you like for as little as $28.95/month

Buy database access

Order custom writing paper now!

  • Your research paper is written
    by certified writers
  • Your requirements and targets are
    always met
  • You are able to control the progress
    of your writing assignment
  • You get a chance to become an
    excellent student!

Get a price guote

 
 

However, nickel-48 has 28 protons and only 20 neutrons. Normally an isotope with this much positive charge should disburse, if it wasn’t for “the dose of nuclear numerology.” Their reason for this phenomenon is that 20 and 28 are “magic” numbers and get an extra burst of stability. Bertram Blank of the Center for Nuclear Studies in Bordeaux, the spokesperson of the international collaboration, explains the concept of magic number comes from the shell model of atoms...
displayed next 300 characters

General issues of this essay:

Related essays: