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A Neutron is a [[Sub atomic particle|sub atomic particle]] with no charge and an [[Atomic weight|atomic weight]] of 1.67x10<sup>-17</sup> Kg. They are important in the nucleus as they bind to the [[Protons|protons]] by the [[Strong force|strong force]]. However free neutrons, produced in [[Nuclear fission|nuclear fission]] and [[Nuclear fusion|nuclear fusion]], are unstable and undergo [[Beta decay|Beta decay]]. Those produced in nuclear fission perpetuate the [[Nuclear chain reaction|nuclear chain reaction]]. Neutrons are&nbsp;[[Hadrons|hadrons]] consisting of an [[Up quark|up quark]] and two [[Down quarks|down quarks]]. It's anti-particle is the [[Antineutron|antineutron]].<sup></sup>
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=== Possible application of neutrons in Biology, or neutron scattering  ===
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==== Why use&nbsp;neutrons?  ====
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Neutrons'''&nbsp;'''are perfect for studying Biological&nbsp;structures of different complexity. They can be used to analyse&nbsp;isolated [[Protein|protein]] complexes, or even molecular dynamics of whole [[Cell|cells]]&nbsp;<ref>J. R. Soc. Interface (2009) 6, S5674-S573</ref>.&nbsp; The reason for wide range of possible usage for&nbsp;neutrons is their unique properties. The similarity of [[Wavelength|wavelength]] to the distance between atoms gives opportunity to study the structures with atomic resolution, while the energy similarities allows study structures dynamics. Lac of charge allows deep penetration into matter, as well as does not enhance the scattering due to electron and nucleus&nbsp;charges. The similar scattering by light and heavy&nbsp;atoms and suitable magnetic moment allows magnetism studies.<ref name="null">J. L. Baudet, (2011). Neutron Scattering. IOP</ref>
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=== References  ===
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See Neutron 

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