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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Through what potential difference would you need to accelerate an alpha particle, starting from rest, so that it will just reach the surface of a 15-fm-diameter 238U nucleus?

The potential difference with which we need to accelerate the alpha particle is

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information is :Nucleus is of 238UDiameter = 15 fm

We need to find out the potential difference with which we need to accelerate the alpha particle so that it will just reach the surface of a 15-fm-diameter 238U nucleus

Step 2. Using Conservation of energy

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