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Subject: Why don't neutrons have temporary charge?

Date: Fri Apr 23 05:23:04 1999
Posted by Alan Thomson
Grade level: 10-12 School: The Leys
City: Cambridge State/Province: No state entered. Country: UK
Area of science: Physics
ID: 924862984.Ph

Temporary Van der Waal inter-molecular forces occur because of 
an unbalance in electrons.  Surely, if Neutrons are made of 
three quarks(down, down, up, I think) there should be some 
temporary unbalance sometimes which would cause a dipole.  Does 
this ever happen? 

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