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Properties of the neutron
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Mass / u mc2 / MeV Charge Spin Magnetic moment
1.008665 939.57 0 0 -1.91304 mN

  • The neutron carries no charge and so does not interact in matter by the means of a coulomb force, but with the nucleus of the absorbing material.
  • The interactions result in the full or partial energy transfer of the incident radiation to electrons, nuclei or charged particle products or nuclear reactions.
  • Secondary radiations resulting from neutron interactions are almost always heavy charged particles.

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