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Neutron-Laden Nucleus Pushes Limit

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Science  26 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5850, pp. 549
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5850.549a

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A newly discovered nucleus suggests that the limit on how many neutrons can be packed into a nucleus may be higher than theorists had thought--perhaps too high for experimenters to reach.