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I ran across the fact that the magnetic moment of the neutron is approx 9.66e-27 J/T. When I plug it into the formula for attractive/repulsive force between 2 magnetic dipoles within 1 femtometer of each other (nuclear dimensions) I get almost 9000N, and the energy to separate them (if attractive) would be like MeV, about the nuclear binding energy.
Of course neutrons for some reason like to orient anti-parallel to the local magnetic field so they will likely repel each other.
Has anybody proposed this as the origin of the binding force?
Of course neutrons for some reason like to orient anti-parallel to the local magnetic field so they will likely repel each other.
Has anybody proposed this as the origin of the binding force?