binding energy

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bind·ing en·er·gy

energy that would be released if a particular atomic nucleus were formed through the combination of individual protons and neutrons.
Synonym(s): fusion energy

binding energy

The minimum energy needed to dissociate an atomic nucleus into neutrons and protons—neutron binding energies (BEs) remove neutrons from the nucleus; proton BEs remove protons from the nucleus; electron BEs remove electrons.

bind·ing en·er·gy

(bīnd'ing en'ĕr-jē)
The force of attraction that holds an electron in its corresponding orbital shell.
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Both power and logarithmic potentials produced approximately same mass differences and are in agreement with experiment for the lowest state in charmonium sector.
Mass differences from weighing the metal before and after cleaning indicated that approximately 300 mg of mass were removed in the cleaning (about 1.6 % of the initial mass).
Table 2 depicts mean body mass differences between weigh-in and pre-match per weight category.
This mass difference is readily detected and even allows the mean abundance of the variant [beta]-chain to be estimated as 43.0%, which agrees with the mean abundance determined from the HPLC data associated with each sample (41.0%, 3.2% SD, n = 22).
Edwards (1982) proposed that a correction factor of 1.41 should be applied to the measured mass difference in order to calculate the actual mass of C[O.sub.2] absorbed.
Lipid mass made up 42% (3.6 g) of the mass difference at the end of study (Table 1).
A study of 30 children with asthma requiring steroids and a control group of 97 normal non-asthmatic children found no bone mass difference between the two groups.
The correlation between the measured and the predicted skeletal muscle mass difference and the measured skeletal muscle mass was significant ([r.sup.2]=0.90, P=0.009)[36].
The life-time of a proton is minimum [10.sup.34] times larger than the life of a neutron, although the mass difference between them is only 0.13% of the proton rest mass.
The new measurement technique is sensitive to a mass difference of two hundred thousand million million tonnes - just 0.003 per cent of the mass of the Earth, and one ten-millionth of Jupiter's mass.
The amount of ash left was calculated basing on the mass difference. The amount of ash left is taken for indicator of the amount of enhancement or the recovery of organic material by floatation.
In this study, we calculated the pI, the hydrophobicity index, and the mass difference of detected (entries in the HbVar database) and undiscovered (theoretically possible) Hb [alpha]- and [beta]-variants.