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Near high-neutron areas, such as a nuclear reactor, neutrons will be absorbed by protons (the hydrogen nucleus in water molecules) and will give off a gamma ray of a characteristic energy in the process.
(a) Write the equation for the neutron absorption process and the sub-sequent gamma decay of the product nucleus.
(b) What is the energy of the gamma ray (to three significant figures)? (Neglect nuclear recoil effects.)


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