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Neutral particle facts for kids

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In physics, a neutral particle is a particle with no electric charge.

Stable or long-lived neutral particles

Long-lived neutral particles do not decay for a very long time. Examples of such particles include photons, neutrons, and neutrinos.

Other neutral particles

Other neutral particles are very short-lived. They decay before they can be detected by a particle detector. They have been observed only indirectly, such as tracks of ionized particles in a particle accelerator. They include:

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