Neutron Decay and Mesons

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Which interaction is Beta-Minus decay caused by?
The weak interaction
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In Beta-Minus decay, what happens to a neutron?
It is turned into a proton
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What is emitted from the atom when neutron decay occurs?
A proton, beta-minus particle, antielectron neutrino
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What type of particle is an antineutrino?
Lepton
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True or False-All mesons are stable
False (all mesons are unstable)
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What is the lightest group of mesons?
The Pions
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Name the exchange particle of the strong nuclear force
The pion/the gluon
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What is the antiparticle of the neutral pion
Itself
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Which is the heavier group of mesons?
The kaons
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Which is the most unstable group of mesons?
The Kaons
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What do kaons decay into?
Pions
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True or Fale-Kaons have a long lifetime
False-(they have a short lifetime)
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In Beta-Minus decay, what happens to a neutron?

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It is turned into a proton

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What is emitted from the atom when neutron decay occurs?

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What type of particle is an antineutrino?

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True or False-All mesons are stable

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