AskDefine | Define neutron

Dictionary Definition

neutron n : an elementary particle with 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton; enters into the structure of the atomic nucleus

User Contributed Dictionary

see Neutron



  1. A subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks
    Symbol: n

Derived terms


subatomic particle

See also



hr-noun m



  1. neutron



neutron (plural neutronen)
  1. neutron

Extensive Definition

This article is a discussion of neutrons in general. For the specific case of a neutron found outside the nucleus, see free neutron.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

K-meson, Kern, NMR, alpha particle, antibaryon, antilepton, antimeson, atomic nucleus, atomic particle, baryon, beta particle, electron, elementary particle, graviton, lepton, meson, mesotron, nuclear force, nuclear magnetic resonance, nuclear particle, nuclear resonance, nucleon, nucleosynthesis, nucleus, photon, pion, proton, quark, strangeness, strong interaction, triton, valence electron
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