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At one time physicists thought the neutron was one of three elementary particles.
  a stable particle that is a component of all atomic nuclei; has 0 charge and mass about equal to a proton
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Strongly Associated with:   proton, electron
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  • At one time physicists thought the neutron was one of three elementary particles.
  • You also need an initiator, tampers and pushers, and ideally a neutron reflector to push neutrons back in the pit.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I guess I thought she’d look like Miss Fowl from Jimmy Neutron: an old lady with a big bun on top of her head.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • You get that from using a centrifuge to spin uranium-238, thus driving the heavy neutrons outward, like water off the lettuce in a salad spinner.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • No papers, no tests, no tables where I’d have to memorize protons and neutrons and combine elements in their proper formulas . what could possibly be better for a high school senior?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • The first stage had been all over before the doctors even knew they were dealing with a new sickness; it was the direct reaction to the bombardment of the body, at the moment when the bomb went off, by neutrons, beta particles, and gamma rays.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • We call these elemental particles protons, neutrons, and electrons.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Being denser, it trapped more neutrons in the reactor pile, increasing the ferocity of the fission reaction and giving off yet more power.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • There is nothing exceptional about you, any more than there is about the first neutron that starts the chain reaction in an atomic bomb.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • And then it did . something with the plasma and got more electricity and less plasma, somehow converting the neutrons and protons of the plasma to electrons?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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  • The most common isotope of uranium is bombarded with neutrons to produce plutonium that fissions, if we can generate a verb from the energy of splitting atoms.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "But are you not," he said, "a more fiendish disputant than the Great Hyperlobic Omni-Cognate Neutron Wrangler of Ciceronicus Twelve, the Magic and Indefatigable?"
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • (ELECTRON, PROTON, NEUTRON, MESON AND PHOTON) ERASE.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • At most the rods could absorb just less than one percent of the neutron flux, but this was enough either to permit the reaction or to prevent it.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • With no reactor coolant to absorb the heat of the uranium rods, the nuclear reaction actually stopped—there was no water to attenuate the neutron flux.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The cold water admitted into the vessel drew off the heat but also slowed down too many neutrons, keeping them in the reactor core.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The three inner spaces were filled with a barium-water mixture, then a barrier of lead, then polyethylene, all designed to prevent the escape of neutrons and gamma particles.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Nuclear radiation had bombarded the metal vessel and its internal fittings with many billions of neutrons.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • What had not been fully considered was that the metal was also exposed to intense nuclear radiation, and this particular titanium alloy was not completely stable under extended neutron bombardment.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • You also need an initiator, tampers and pushers, and ideally a neutron reflector to push neutrons back in the pit.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • That is to get the neutrons back into the pit to maximize the supercritical stage.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Any other neutron would have served-just as Jeffrey might have been anybody in the world.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Protons, neutrons, electrons.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It was the U. S., Viktor says, that designed the neutron bomb.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • That floods the pit with neutrons during detonation.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Many buzzing neutrons, very little blast.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • And we know there’s a tungsten carbide neutron reflector in there.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Capturing a neutron.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • This allowed neutrons to escape out of the pile, rapidly slowing the fission reaction.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • He wore protective gloves, he wore overgloves attached to his sleeves, he wore layers of treated clothing equipped with a number of film badges and rad-detectors and he worked with bomb components—the neutron initiator, the detonators, the subcritical pieces, the visceral heat inside the warhead.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "The Great Hyperlobic Omni-Cognate Neutron Wrangler," said Deep Thought, thoroughly rolling the r’s, "could talk all four legs off an Arcturan Mega-Donkey—but only I could persuade it to go for a walk afterward."
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • And they’re burning a lot of neutrons doing it."
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
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Associated words [difficulty]:   neutron [5] , proton [8] , electron [4] , electron [4] , proton [8] , neutrino [8]
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