New Pumpkin-Shaped Atomic Nucleus Radiates Protons at Record-Setting Rate

[ad_1] By University of Jyväskylä April 28, 2022 Artist’s impression of the decay of a 149Lu nucleus into a 148Yb nucleus and a proton. Credit: University of Jyväskylä A new atomic nucleus 149-Lutetium, consisting of 71 protons and 78 neutrons, has been synthesized in an experiment performed in the Accelerator Laboratory of University of Jyväskylä. […]

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A ‘Mirror’ to Protons and Neutrons Allows Scientists To Study the Particles That Build Our Universe

[ad_1] Experiment exploring mirror nuclei opens the door to new details about the internal structures of protons and neutrons To understand more about the particles that make up our observable universe, scientists are holding up a ‘mirror’ to protons and neutrons. By comparing the so-called mirror nuclei, helium-3 and triton, the MARATHON experiment at the […]

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Crucial Tool for Managing Global Warming Allows Scientists To Measure Carbon Without Disturbing Plants

[ad_1] Soil imaging with neutrons can give a quick, detailed look at the amount and distribution of carbon (and certain other important elements) in soil without disturbing the soil or plant roots. Credit: Berkeley Lab Scientists develop a new way to take a census of carbon in the ground under our feet – a crucial […]

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