Which scientist was responsible for discovering the neutron?

1 Answer
Jan 3, 2017

Answer:

His name was James Chadwick, and the discovery, for which he won a Nobel Prize came in 1932

Explanation:

The neutron, because it carries zero net charge was a challenging particle to identify. The discovery was of fundamental importance because the neutron, lacking a charge, is able to penetrate the nucleus of larger atoms. This eventually would lead to the first atomic fission within a few years.

I suggest you read about him here

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1935/chadwick-bio.html