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Collision of two neutrons

  1. May 14, 2014 #1

    adjacent

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    What will happen if we collide two neutrons?
    As far as I know,since they have no charge, there won't be any repulsive forces. So one neutron will go through the other.:eek:
    Is this true? What about nuclear fission? Why does the neutron split the nucleus when there are no forces present?
     
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  4. May 14, 2014 #3

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    Neutrons can scatter off each other but the probability is low. I don't think it's ever been accurately measured. My google-fu came up with this paper of interest: Link
     
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