Potassium to Zink
Add neutrons and protons to the out side of the core and The
Star is formed. All of the columns developing along the outside of
the core are capped with neutrons on both ends, which is how the neutrons
help hold the nucleus together against the building positive charge.
Thus, these star points or columns are only five nucleons high while
the core is six nucleons high. The Star stage is completed with
the nucleus of zinc66
Observe how one method of alpha grouping in The Star results in the
alphas pointing outward. They are an alpha particle grouping which
represents a 60 degree rotation for the alpha particles that make up the
core. These rotated alphas can be assumed pointing out from the center or
pointing toward the center of the nucleus. The alpha particle continues
to be important during all stages of the nucleus. "Extra Neutrons" they
cap protons that are exposed on the column ends thus shielding positive
ends in the nucleus.
Overlapping alpha particles of The Star (6 purple ovals) and The Core
(3 brown ovals)overlap and interlock which binds the structure of the
nucleus and increases the strength of the nuclear structure or lattice.
Map of The Star phase showing the proton and neutron positions on
individual levels in the nucleus. Quark positions in the protons and
neutron are also shown.