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Sat January 28, 2012 By: Achyuth Murlei
Can you please give me thye detailed explanation, and difference between an electron neutrino and a neutron?

Neutrino and Neutron

Expert Reply
Mon January 30, 2012

Neutron is a sub atomic particle, which resides in the nucleus of an atom. It is denoted by n. Neutron does not have a charge. Its mass is 1.674927 X 10?27 kg, which is slightly higher than the mass of a proton.

 Neutrino is a sub atomic particle with a small mass (similar to electrons) and no electrical charge. Since there is no electrical charge, neutrinos are not affected by the electrical or magnetic forces. It is shown by the letter ? (nu). Three types of neutrinos have been described as electron neutrino, muon neutrino and tau neutrino. Neutrino has a spin of half integer. It is hard to determine neutrinos directly as they don’t carry a charge, and don’t ionize the materials they are passing through.

 
Difference between an neutrino and a neutron
 1.Neutrons have a higher mass than neutrinos.
2. Neutrons are closely similar to the protons in their mass. Neutrinos are closely related to the electrons in their mass. However, both these particles don’t have a charge.
3.Neutrinos are elementary particles and neutrons are non-elementary particles.

 
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