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nucleon

(proton or neutron)

The word nucleon refers to a proton or a neutron, the two types of baryons which make up the nucleus of an atom. The number of protons and neutrons in an atom's nucleus is termed its mass number.


(atoms,chemistry,physics)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleon

Referenced by pages:
Avogadro's number (NA)
binding energy
dalton (Da)
element
fusion
ground state
isotope
mass
mass number
metastable
mole (mol)
neutrino (ν)
neutron capture
neutron degenerate matter
neutron star (NS)
r-process
solar neutrino unit (SNU)
standard model
Urca process

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