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Binding energy curve (average binding energy per nucleon in MeV against number of nucleons in nucleus) for a number of relatively common (abundant) isotopes (not chosen systematically; almost anything with an occurence of over .2 was chosen though a few exceptions are in there, such as U235). A few important ones for the purposes of nuclear fusion and nuclear fission are marked, as well as iron-56, which sits at the highest point on this graph and cannot yield energy from fusion or fission.

Data set was taken from here and the exact set used to generate this graph has been posted to this talk page.

Created in Excel, exported to Adobe Illustrator, exported to Inkscape, and rendered into this graph, by User:Fastfission.


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