Neutron physics in the early 1930s

  title={Neutron physics in the early 1930s},
  author={Alberto De Gregorio},
  journal={Historical Studies in The Physical and Biological Sciences},
  • A. Gregorio
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Physics
  • Historical Studies in The Physical and Biological Sciences
ABSTRACT: Dawning neutron physics was more complex than one might expect. The chance that the neutron comprised a proton and an electron was diffusely taken into account after the discovery of the neutron. Moreover, uncertainties persisted about the composition of beryllium radiation until it was realized that the latter comprised both neutrons and γγ-rays. The interaction of neutrons with matter and nuclei was soon investigated. Both a spatial symmetry, a symmetry of charge, and a symmetry in… 
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