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Properties of a Hypothetical di-Neutron

Nature volume 162, page 213 (07 August 1948) | Download Citation

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THE question of the possibility of obtaining experimental evidence for the existence of a neutral particle of mass 2 has recently been raised by Kundu and Pool1. These authors suggest that certain features of nuclear transformations produced by bombardment by tritium (3H) ions favour the conclusion that a di-neutron having at least transient existence may be captured as a single entity in a nuclear process of an Oppenheimer– Phillips type.

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  1. Department of Natural Philosophy, University, Edinburgh. June 15.

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