From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

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Dipan
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From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

Unread post by Dipan » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:06 am

If we store a neutron instantly it will turn into a proton and an electron .But formation of neutron(u,d,d) is different from formation of proton (u,u,d) .So, how a neutron can turn into a proton and an electron ??

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Re: From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

Unread post by tanvirab » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:54 am

It's not instantly. They have mean life time of about 15 minutes.

One of the down quarks decay to up quark + W boson because of weak interaction. The W boson then decays to electron + neutrino.

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Re: From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

Unread post by Dipan » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:40 am

WOWWW...incredible ..But Tanvir vai I can't get how an interchange between Boson and Fermion takes place??

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Re: From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

Unread post by tanvirab » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:37 am

Why not?


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Re: From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

Unread post by Dipan » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:38 pm

It can be.Are they follow the theory E= mc^2 from any angel??

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Re: From NEUTRON to PROTON and ELECTRON

Unread post by tanvirab » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:00 pm

What do you mean?

Both energy and mass are intrinsic property of particles.

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