Definition of Binding energy

1. Noun. The energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect.

Exact synonyms: Separation Energy
Generic synonyms: Energy, Free Energy

Definition of Binding energy

1. Noun. (physics) The energy needed to separate the constituent parts of an atom or nucleus; equivalent to the mass defect. ¹

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Medical Definition of Binding energy

1. The binding energy of a nucleus is the minimum energy required to dissociate it into its component neutrons and protons. Neutron or proton binding energies are those required to remove a neutron or proton, respectively, from a nucleus. Electron binding energy is that required to remove an electron from an atom or a molecule. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Binding Energy

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Literary usage of Binding energy

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Given this assumption and the difference in chemical binding energy for 5 and б (Table III), it can be suggested that the binding energy difference between ..."

2. Manhood of Humanity: The Science and Art of Human Engineering by Alfred Korzybski (1921)
"The time-binding energy is a complex radiating energy somewhat like the emanations of radium and it probably also has many different subdivisions. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Relations of right and duty—a subject to be dwelt upon later—find their binding energy in the existence of the state; such binding energy is part and parcel ..."

4. Electricity and Magnetism by Benjamin Crowell (2002)
"Why is the binding energy of ‘H exactly equal to zero? Q The hydrogen'l nucleus is simply a ... The binding energy is the energy required to tear a nucleus ..."

5. Electronic Structure of Ferromagnet-Insulator Interfaces: Fe/MgO and Co/MgO by Martina Mueller (2007)
"The underlying physics of the photoemission process in a solid is discussed in chapter 2.2.2. The binding energy EB of a core-level line is characteristic ..."

6. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2001)
"For the acceleration of H; magnetic fields as high as 10T are usable because the binding energy of the electron of the H; molecule is about 20 times higher ..."

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