|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
Discussions of collapsing stars explain that when electron degeneracy fails, electrons start combining with protons to give neutrons and neutrinos. Nobody says what happens to neutrons when neutron degeneracy fails. This question is not about the end product (a black hole, of course, with 3 or more solar masses squeezed either into a volume determined by the wavelengths of the resulting particles, or into a point singularity, depending on whether you give quantum mechanics or general relativity priority). I want to know what physicists think happens during the collapse, after degeneracy fails and before the resulting substances fall to the center.
Re: What happens to neutrons when neutron degeneracy fails?
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