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A peculiar atom shakes up assumptions of nuclear structure

visualisation of the Bohr model of an atom. At the centre is the tightly packed nucleus, composed of protons and neutrons.

Atomic nuclei (artist’s impression) contain both protons and neutrons. A newly reported isotope offers the hope of testing fundamental principles of nuclear structure. Credit: Mark Garlick/SPL

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Nature 573, 167 (2019)




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