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exclusion principle

n.
The principle that two particles of a given type, such as electrons, protons, or neutrons, cannot simultaneously occupy a particular quantum state. Also called Pauli exclusion principle.
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exclusion principle

n
(Atomic Physics) See Pauli exclusion principle
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exclu′sion prin`ciple



n.
the quantum-mechanical principle that no two identical particles having spin equal to half an odd integer can be in the same quantum state.
Also called Pauli exclusion principle.
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Noun1.exclusion principle - no two electrons or protons or neutrons in a given system can be in states characterized by the same set of quantum numbers
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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The reason for this is that the Pauli Exclusion Principle states that two identical fermions - a class of particles that neutrons and protons belong to - cannot share the same quantum state, and therefore a structure composed solely of four neutrons, or even two, three, or five neutrons, cannot be a stable one.
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