The concept of the "neutron star" was
a baseless invention. It was proposed because only such a dense
material could make up a star that could stand those outrageously
high rotation speeds.
But, one of the basic rules of nuclear chemistry is the "zone of
stability". This is the observation that if we add neutrons to the
nucleus of any atom, we need to add an almost proportional number of
protons (and their accompanying electrons) to maintain a stable
nucleus. In fact, it seems that when we consider all the natural
elements (and the heavy man made elements as well), there is a
requirement that in order to hold a group of neutrons together in a
nucleus, a certain number of proton-electron pairs are required.
The stable nuclei of the lighter elements contain approximately
equal numbers of neutrons and protons, a neutron/proton ratio of 1.
The heavier nuclei contain a few more neutrons than protons, but the
limit seems to be 1.5 neutrons per proton. Nuclei that differ
significantly from this ratio SPONTANEOUSLY UNDERGO RADIOACTIVE
TRANSFORMATIONS that tend to bring their compositions into or closer
to this ratio.
Flying in the face of this fact, mainstream astrophysicists continue
to postulate the existence of stars made up of solid material
consisting only of neutrons, "Neutronium". This is yet one more
example of Fairie Dust entities fantasized by astrophysicists to
explain otherwise inexplicable observations. The "neutron star" is
simply yet another fantasy conjured up, this time, in order to avoid
confronting the idea that pulsar discharges are electrical
phenomena. A proton-free nucleus or "charge free" atom made up of
only neutrons has never been synthesized in any laboratory nor can
it ever be. In fact, a web search on the word "neutronium" will
produce only references to a computer game not to any real,
scientific discussion or description. Lone neutrons decay into
proton - electron pairs in less than 14 minutes; atom-like
collections of two or more neutrons will fly apart almost
That astrophysicists feel free to postulate and then quickly accept
as fact the existence of such preposterous entities provides deep
insight into the present state of their science.