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  • adjective physics Having a large ratio of neutrons to protons

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Examples

  • In the nuclear fission process that occurs in these reactors, neutron-rich fission-fragment nuclei are produced, and these undergo radioactive decays in which the excess neutrons are converted to protons, emitting an electron and an anti-neutrino in the process.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Below that are heavy, neutron-rich elements that are also ionized, all arranged as the perfect crystal.

    Ars Technica

  • CARIBU will use californium-252 to create neutron-rich heavy fission fragments at a rate of more than one billion per second.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In total, 11 new "neutron-rich" isotopes were produced, bringing researchers closer to the presumed "island of stability" of superheavy elements.

    YubaNet.com

  • CARIBU will use californium-252 to create neutron-rich heavy fission fragments at a rate of more than one billion per second.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • CARIBU will use californium-252 to create neutron-rich heavy fission fragments at a rate of more than one billion per second.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • In total, 11 new "neutron-rich" isotopes were produced, bringing researchers closer to the presumed "island of stability" of superheavy elements.

    YubaNet.com

  • Instead, Janka suggests that the neutron-rich explosions that occur when collapsed stars merge create the heaviest elements, including gold, lead and uranium.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • Shaughnessy called it "the most neutron-rich isotope we have found yet."

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • CARIBU will use californium-252 to create neutron-rich heavy fission fragments at a rate of more than one billion per second.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

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