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Some math help, please.

ℬête Noire

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Jan 30, 2018
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In a neutron star, electrons and protons merge under the degeneracy pressure to become neutrons. You don't get a neutron from electrons alone.

That is exactly what I was referring with "they disappear into neutrons", the into wasn't meant as "change into" neutrons. It was meant as "merging into, with a proton". The electron's energy is "inside" the new neutron, it just isn't in electron form anymore. Apologies that wasn't clear from my phrasing.
 

daniel

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That is exactly what I was referring with "they disappear into neutrons", the into wasn't meant as "change into" neutrons. It was meant as "merging into, with a proton". The electron's energy is "inside" the new neutron, it just isn't in electron form anymore. Apologies that wasn't clear from my phrasing.

Thanks for the clarification. Yes, I misunderstood.
 

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