On the Mass Defect of Helium

@article{Wigner1933OnTM,
  title={On the Mass Defect of Helium},
  author={Eugene Paul Wigner},
  journal={Physical Review},
  year={1933},
  volume={43},
  pages={252-257}
}
  • E. Wigner
  • Published 15 February 1933
  • Physics
  • Physical Review
If one assumes that the potential energy between protons and neutrons has the shape of a simple potential hole, it is possible from the experimental value of the mass defect of the ${\mathrm{H}}^{2}$, to derive a connection between the mean width and the depth of this curve. This connection proves to be, to a large extent, independent of the finer details of the potential curve. By assuming a certain probable value, obtained from scattering experiments, for the width of the potential hole, it… 

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