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Light-emitting Decay of Neutrons Image 1
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Light-emitting Decay of Neutrons (Image 1)

July 27, 2010
Typically, a neutron free of its atom will decay into three particles: a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. Rarely, a process called radiative neutron decay also occurs, resulting in the same three particles as well as additional photons of light.


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