Borromean nucleus

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A Borromean nucleus is an atomic nucleus that has a nuclear halo containing two neutrons. Such a nucleus breaks into three components and never two when disrupted, in analogy to Borromean rings. One example is the nucleus of carbon-22 22C.[1]


  1. ^ American Physical Society (9 February 2010). "Extra large carbon". Physorg. Retrieved 11 January 2014.