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Subject: Why is it that tritium does not absorb or attract neutrons?

Date: Thu Sep 30 16:30:57 1999
Posted by Damoon Entesari
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I was hoping that you could explain to me why it is that tritium an isotope 
of hydrogen does not absorb or attract neutrons and is not stable while strong
nuclear forces suggest that it should be attracting since all nucleons have
natural attraction. It seems to me since the coulomb repulsion only occurs 
when there are two like charges and neutrons are neutrally charged then either
hydrogen should have an infinite attraction for neutrons or there has to be
another factor that i have been unsuccessful in finding.

I would most appreciate if you could help me find the answer to this 


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