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Physicists suggest Neutron stars should be bigger than they are

April 30, 2021 — 
UM physicists Drs. Juliette Mammei and Micheal Gerricke are part of an international research experiment that has made the most precise measurement yet of the neutron distribution in a heavy nucleus, with implications for the structure of neutron stars. Their paper, Accurate Determination of the Neutron Skin Thickness of 208Pb through Parity-Violation in Electron Scattering has just been published in the Physical Review Letters.

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