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I Neutron Star formation

  1. Apr 5, 2016 #1
    So a programme that I watched on tv was talking about neutron stars and they said that the neutron stars neutrons were formed by protons and electrons combining to make neutrons. I was just wondering, how does this work, in the field of the quarks in the proton and how they are effected by an electron to change.
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  3. Apr 5, 2016 #2


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    ##e+u \to \nu_e + d## via W exchange. The standard beta decay process, just with different initial particles.
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