The Science of Existence (61) Neutrons


Experimenters have shown that, to very high precision, the neutron has no electric dipole moment. ~ American physicist Adrian Cho

Neutrons bound into an atomic nucleus are homey hadrons, but when set free they quickly become unstable, radiating away, undergoing beta decay with an average lifetime of less than 15 minutes. A decaying neutron turns into a proton, letting fly an electron (the beta particle) and a ghostlike antineutrino.

Decay rate can be affected by magnetic fields, a phenomenon without explanation in known physics. Extra-dimensional dynamics explain this oddity: symmetry via ed mirror particles.

A neutron is made up of 2 charged quarks: 2 down quarks, each with a negative charge 1/3rd that of an electron, and an up quark that carries a 2/3rds positive charge. The arrangement leaves a neutron electrically neutral. Hence the particle’s name.