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A dineutron is a hypothetical particle consisting of two neutrons that was suggested to have a transitory existence in nuclear reactions produced by helions that result in the formation of a proton and a nucleus having the same atomic number as the target nucleus but a mass number two units greater.

A system made up of only two neutrons is not bound, though the attraction between them is very nearly enough to make them so.

External references

  • Bertulani CA, Canto LF, Hussein MS, The Structure And Reactions Of Neutron-Rich Nuclei, Physics Reports-Review Section Of Physics Letters 226 (6): 281-376 May 1993

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