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Nickel

(Ni)
(metal, Ni, atomic number 28)

Nickel (Ni) is the Element with atomic number 28, symbol Ni. It has five stable Isotopes.

It is thought be the product of Supernova Nucleosynthesis. Nickel-58, the most common isotope: several nucleosynthesis paths lead to it. Nickel-56 is in the Alpha Ladder, is unstable, and leading to the stable isotope Iron-56 through two Beta Decays. Nickel-62 is very stable, having the highest Binding Energy of any nucleus (more than Iron-56), and is not abundant because nucleosynthesis paths to it have low-probability steps.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel

Referenced by:
Element
Psyche
R-process
Silicon (Si)
Superluminous Supernova (SLSN)

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