Astrophysics (index)

Neutron Capture

(combination of an atomic nucleus and a neutron)

Neutron Capture is the process of one or more neutrons colliding with and merging with an atomic nucleus to create a heavier nucleus. Neutron capture is assumed to be a mechanism by which nuclei of odd atomic number are created, the Alpha Process being associated with even atomic numbers.


(physics,nucleosynthesis)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_capture

Referenced by:
Beta Decay
Nucleosynthesis
R-Process
S-Process

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