General Science / Re: Atom?« on: 22/03/2023 21:59:14 »
Then, is it Atleast Theoretically possible to construct/assemble an Atom?Well of course. Every carbon atom anywhere was constructed at some point. It's not like the universe was born with them.
Say if i had 3 jars each filled up with protons, neutrons & electrons...I'm sure it's possible, but there's not really a procedure that a human can do to achieve that.
Then mixing up 6p, 6n, & 6e..
Could i Create C?
The jar of neutrons will quickly decay, so you'd have to do it fast if you used that method. The more normal method is just 2 jars of 12 each protons and electrons. That's what's out there, and most of the neutrons get created by combining the protons. Neutrons are stable when combined with protons.
The sun creates 12C nuclei in vast quantities all the time, but most of that is due to protons striking 15N which splits each nitrogen into a helium and carbon nucleus. The new carbon nuclei are destroyed almost exactly as fast as they are created. 13C is created is almost equal quantities by the decay of 13N, an isotope with a half-life of only about 10 minutes. Point is, most of the carbon created doesn't stay carbon for very long.
Most of the nuclei are not atoms since it's too hot for atoms to form. The electrons only combine with the nuclei to form actual atoms if it is all cooled enough, like on Earth. So the jar of electrons is added after the 12 protons are combined via whatever smashing one cares to do.
The sun is such a violent place. Anything you build there (a house say), probably won't last long.