(n-p) reaction

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The (n-p) reaction is an example of a nuclear reaction. It is the reaction which occurs when a neutron enters a nucleus and a proton leaves the nucleus simultaneously.[1]

For example sulfur-32 and nitrogen-14 both undergo this reaction when bombarded with neutrons, thus forming phosphorus-32 and carbon-14.


  1. ^ Jha, D.K. (2004). Elements Of Nuclear Reactors. Discovery Publishing House. p. 65. ISBN 978-81-7141-883-1.