Radiobiology > Physical Processes > Quanta > Neutrons



  • Are uncharged particles 
  • May carry significant kinetic energy ("Fast Neutrons")
  • May collide with a nuclear proton, causing its ejection ("Recoil Protons")
  • Produce biologically-important ionizations and excitations via such energetic recoil protons
  • Are often produced as part of fission reactions

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