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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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By fitting, it can be concluded that the binding energy of the peak position and curve peak area of Fe element in corrosion solution of steel bar in chloride salt solution are shown in Table 4, the relative content of [Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4] is 19.3%, the relative content of FeOOH is 69.1%, and the relative content of Fe[Cl.sub.3] is 11.6%.
The number of electrons with relatively small binding energy for some targets of interest is shown in Table 1.
In the pink and blue samples, the electron binding energy of Mn2p3/2 approximately agrees with that of bivalent manganese fluorides, indicating that Mn is in the [Mn.sup.2+] state and mainly coordinated with F.
The lowest binding energy was obtained for the wild type followed by L373 F natural variant.
Binding energy of N[H.sub.3] and CO in the associate is significantly different.
With the adiabatic approximation, the donor binding energy of a hydrogenic impunity [E.sub.b] is defined as the difference between the ground-state energy of the system with and without impurity; that is, [20]
The binding energy in the case of geminal silanols was estimated to be 9.83 kcal/mol which augmented to 29.48 kcal/mol when the dispersion energy term was added to it.
Caption: Figure 5: Scatter plots of experimental versus calculated binding energy for (a) twenty-five HIV-1 protease-inhibitor complexes culled by Jenwitheesuk and Samudrala [25] and (b) a larger set of 140 such complexes which include the initial twenty-five, with the remainder obtained by searching the Binding MOAD database [26,27].
where [E.sub.AB], [D.sub.AB], [[beta].sub.AB], [R.sub.AB], and [R*.sub.AB] are the pair potential energy between atoms A and B, the binding energy (potential well-depth), a form factor (width of the potential), the interatomic distance, and the equilibrium distance, respectively.
Even though the nitrogen complex has high binding energy but it is less than the binding energy of hydrogen complex, so hydrogen complex is more stable compared to nitrogen complex.
The binding energy was calibrated by the contaminated [C.sub.1,s] v photoelectron peak (achieved from blank cleaned Si surface) at 284.7 eV.
He covers the role of singular solutions of quantal equations in atomic physics, the classical description of crossings of energy terms and of charge exchange, classical stationary states, understanding the role of the singular spin-spin interaction in the binding energy of two-electron atoms/ions, the last observed line in the spectral series of hydrogen lines in magnetized plasma: s revision of the Inglis-Tellor concept, and extrema in transition energies resulting not in satellites but in dips within spectral lines.