Neutron half-life outside a nucleus: can it be extended?

I read that it is 10.5 minutes. Can this be artificially extended by, for example, acceleration in a particle accelerator or some other means? And since as I understand it, half-life is probabilistic, would not some neutrons just naturally remain intact for a long period, even many hours?

• Not via acceleration, but if it is moving very fast at constant velocity, that would be enough to seem like it takes very long to decay. The other question is also a yes. Commented Aug 6 at 4:05
• @naturallyInconsistent That sounds like it should be an answer rather than a comment.
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Commented Aug 6 at 15:28
• Neutrons are not trivial to accelerate with existing particle accelerator technology. Commented Aug 6 at 18:09

• @LeeMosher: Specifically, the probability that all of the initial $n$ neutrons have decayed after $𝜏$ half-lives is $(1-2^{-𝜏})^n = \exp(n \log(1-2^{-𝜏})) ≈ \exp(-n \, 2^{-𝜏}) = \exp(-2^{\log_2(n)-𝜏})$. This implies that, on average, the last neutron decays after about $\log_2(n)+0.83$ half-lives. A quick numerical solution also shows that after $\log_2(n)-3.8$ half-lives the probability of all neutrons having decayed is less than one in a million, whereas after $\log_2(n)+20$ half-lives the chance of there still being even a single neutron left is also less than one in a million. Commented Aug 8 at 8:34