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Then the accelerator was used to perform what is called deep inelastic scattering, in which electrons bombard protons and neutrons.
The nucleus, in turn, was found to be composed of protons and neutrons.
The isotopes, which are carbon atoms with differing numbers of neutrons, were then compared to control samples and different sections of the sample rock.
Within the device, cadmium control rods soaked up excess neutrons from the fission reactions, preventing a catastrophic loss of control.
What’s more, the cleft atoms spat out stray neutrons which were themselves capable of triggering fission in other nearby nuclei.
Magazines, screens, and air are made of atoms, and atoms are largely made of protons and neutrons – which are the most familiar examples of the three-quark bundles that physicists call baryons.
The neutron is the Angel of Evil that powers all atomic weapons.
Meet the neutrons Neutron stars are the product of supernovae where the star doing the exploding doesn't have sufficient mass to form a black hole.
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First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
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physics : a very small particle of matter that has no electrical charge and is part of the nucleus of all atoms except hydrogen atoms
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