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antineutron

[an-tee-noo-tron, -nyoo-, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈnu trɒn, -ˈnyu-, ˌæn taɪ-/
noun, Physics.
1.
an elementary particle having no charge and having a mass and spin equal to that of the neutron but with magnetic moment opposite to that of the neutron; the antiparticle of the neutron.
adjective
2.
Also, anti-neutron. opposing the building, stockpiling, or use of neutron bombs:
The antineutron lobby was outnumbered.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; anti- + neutron
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antineutron

/ˌæntɪˈnjuːtrɒn/
noun
1.
the antiparticle of a neutron; a particle having the same mass as the neutron but a magnetic moment of opposite sign
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anti neutron in Science
antineutron
  (ān'tē-n'trŏn', ān'tī-)   
The antiparticle that corresponds to the neutron.
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Encyclopedia Article for anti neutron

antineutron

antiparticle of the ordinary neutron, first produced in 1956 at the Bevatron particle accelerator at the University of California, Berkeley, by passing an antiproton beam through matter. Antineutrons were created when antiprotons in the beam exchanged their negative charge with nearby protons, which have a positive charge. The antineutrons were detected through their annihilation reactions with neutrons and protons.

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