News tagged with neutron

Mixing up a batch of stronger metals

Just as a delicate balance of ingredients determines the tastiness of a cookie or cake, the specific ratio of metals in an alloy determines desirable qualities of the new metal, such as improved strength or lightness.

dateApr 14, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Theory of the strong interaction verified

The fact that the neutron is slightly more massive than the proton is the reason why atomic nuclei have exactly those properties that make our world and ultimately our existence possible. Eighty years after the discovery ...

dateMar 26, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Humble neutron is valuable tool in geology

With the ability to analyse the properties of the Earth's internal components to the atomic scale in conditions only found kilometres below our feet, recent studies have allowed geoscientists to study our planets internal ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in General Physics
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Solving the riddle of neutron stars

It has not yet been possible to measure the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity. They are so weak that they get lost in the noise of the measurements. But thanks to the latest simulations ...

dateMar 10, 2015 in General Physics
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