Collision of two neutrons

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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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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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