Neutron vs Neutrino - What's the difference?

neutron | neutrino |

As nouns the difference between neutron and neutrino

is that neutron is neutron while neutrino is neutrino.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(wikipedia neutron) (en noun)
  • (particle) A subatomic particle forming part of the nucleus of an atom and having no charge; it is a combination of an up quark and two down quarks
  • Symbol: n


    * nucleon

    Derived terms

    * neutron bomb

    See also

    * electron * proton



    (en noun)
  • An elementary particle that is classified as a lepton, and has an extremely small but nonzero mass and no electric charge. It interacts with the surroundings only via the weak force or gravitation, making it very difficult to detect.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 22 , author=Nick Collins , title=Speed of light 'broken' by scientists , work=Daily Telegraph citation , page= , passage=But researchers at the CERN lab near Geneva claim they have recorded neutrinos , a type of tiny particle, travelling faster than the barrier of 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometres) per second.}}