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Deuterium vs Deuteron and Pauli Exclusion

  1. May 15, 2013 #1
    Deuterium atom is an isotope of hydrogen [NP]e- that is a fermion. Would it be correct the model the deuteron [NP] nucleus as a boson, given that it has even number of particles ? That is, would it be correct to say that two deuteron [NP], as bosons, could occupy the same particle state because the Pauli Exclusion would not apply ?
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  3. May 15, 2013 #2


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    Could, yes. Not too likely in practice. Boson condensate is an example, but it is hard to make.
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