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Apr14-08, 01:40 AM
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In reallity there are more paramters than just the magic numbers and so on, they no not work 100%. This is due to the fact that the nuclear shell model is just a model, and works best for medium sized nuclei wich are stable. {I didnt look up if B-13 was stable;-) }

I dont have the time really to look up why B-10 absorbing a thermal neutron decays into Li-7 + alpha but it should the explanation you mention. Alos you do not say what "low energy" means here.