Tag Info

New answers tagged

1

In a neutron star there are mostly "free" neutrons and the question then is why they don't all beta decay into electrons and protons? Well, some of them do, but the point is that when the electron (or proton, there are equal numbers of each) numbers build up then they become degenerate (meaning no more than two electrons can occupy the same energy state and ...


0

Regarding neutrons in neutron stars the answer is a direct extension of the argument use by madR. In a neutron star there are mostly "free" neutrons and the question then is why they don't all beta decay into electrons and protons? Well, some of them do, but the point is that when the electron/proton (there are equal numbers of each) numbers build up then ...



Top 50 recent answers are included