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Neutron Questions and Answers (Q&A)

J. Goodman, Web Content Writer
Answered: Mar 26, 2019
It was James Chadwick who made the significant discovery of the Neutrons as a third part of the atom. Up until that time, only two particles of the atom was discovered, the Protons and Electrons....Read More

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L. Hawkes, Teacher
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
Hydrogen does not have neutron since it is the smallest atom and would mean that it also has the smallest nuclei just enough room for a proton. It does not need any neutron to be stable as it has...Read More

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L. Hawkes, Teacher
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
Neutrons are released in a fission reaction because this is very helpful in triggering more events. When the events occur, this would cause the release of even more neutrons that will then lead...Read More

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L. Sevigny, Doctor
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
There are still some speculations whether neutronium actually exists or not. At this point, it is a hypothetical substance. It is supposed to be made out of neutrons. This is not mixed with...Read More

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L. Sevigny, Doctor
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
There are a lot of people who are not too familiar with cold and ultracold neutrons. Ultracold neutrons are normally placed in traps. These traps are made out of different materials and the free...Read More

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J. Shatner, Content writer
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
Neutrons were discovered in 1932 by James Chadwick when he was using scattering data to calculate its mass. Since neutrons are neutral in charge, they were more difficult to locate in an atom...Read More

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J. Shatner, Content writer
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
In an atom, a proton carries a positive charge. An electron carries a negative charge and a neutron that does not have a charge. Although a neutron is chargeless, it plays a significant role in...Read More

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L. Sevigny, Doctor
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
A fermion is known to be a particle that is usually studied in particle physics. If you have not studied particle physics in the past, then you may not have encountered this yet. This is a type...Read More

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L. Sevigny, Doctor
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
There are a lot of people who are not aware that there are dineutrons and tetraneutrons. For those who are not aware, the tetraneutron is a hypothetical cluster that is made out of four neutrons....Read More

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J. Shatner, Content writer
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
Ernest Rutherford named neutron as well as a proton. Neutron already had its name by Rutherford in 1920 before its discovery in 1932 by James Chadwick. Rutherford had a theory of neutron’s...Read More

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K. Myers, Blogger
Answered: Mar 26, 2019
Out of all the atoms, Hydrogen is the only stable atom that does not have any neutrons. This particular one is an isotope called protium. It is an element of hydrogen, and it is a stable atom...Read More

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K. Myers, Blogger
Answered: Mar 26, 2019
The free neutrons and their state of decaying is feasible because the mass of neutrons is larger than the sum of the masses of both the proton and the electron it decays into. But when a neutron...Read More

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Danny R. Glover, Editor
Answered: Mar 26, 2019
A thermal neutron is a neutron with a thermal equilibrium with the medium that surrounds it. This happens primarily with those produced by fission in a nuclear reactor and thereafter slowed by a...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
There are a lot of people who are confused if neutronium exists or not. There are some people who call this neutrium while there are also some who call this neurite. As of now, this is considered...Read More

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J. Shatner, Content writer
Answered: Feb 20, 2019
Neutrons can be found inside the nucleus and usually, neutrons are together with protons. All atoms have neutrons except for Hydrogen as this only contains a proton and an electron. Though...Read More

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