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And the more mass a given particle has, the more it interacts. Plutonium-239 is produced from reactions following the absorption of a neutron by uranium-238; uranium-233 is produced by neutron absorption in thorium-232. The obvious and unanimous top priority was to get all the great science we can out of the LHC. Scientists rejoiced that solar neutrinos were detected but worried why there were fewer neutrinos than predicted. Aston discovered in 1920 the key experimental element in the puzzle.

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