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spal·la·tion

 (spô-lā′shən)
n.
A nuclear reaction in which many particles are ejected from an atomic nucleus by incident particles of sufficiently high energy.

spallation

(spəˈleɪʃən)
n
(Nuclear Physics) physics a type of nuclear reaction in which a photon or particle hits a nucleus and causes it to emit many other particles or photons
[C20: from spall + -ation]
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Noun1.spallation - (physics) a nuclear reaction in which a bombarded nucleus breaks up into many particles; "some astronomers believe that the solar system was formed by spallation when the sun was a very young star"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
nuclear reaction - (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
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ABB will supply a complete distribution substation solution to the European Spallation Source (ESS) research center being constructed in Lund, Sweden.
He has also been closely involved with the project to create the European spallation source, an advanced neutron research facility, now under construction in Sweden.
The facility is charged with engineering and testing components for the European Spallation Source project in Lund, Sweden, which will include a linear proton accelerator that will become the world's most powerful neutron source.
In addition to Lund Municipality, SLU and Heliospectra, the project includes the European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund University's Faculty of Engineering (LTH), and such companies as Alfa Laval, AnoxKaldnes, BioMil, Lunds Energi Group and Purac.
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Papers from a September 2004 symposium report on research stimulated by two main problems: plasma heating in thermonuclear setups by means of powerful beams of neutral particles, and the creation of a spallation source based on high-power accelerators.
The beam produced at the facility is expected to be 10 times the intensity of the present top-of-the-line spallation source, located near Oxford, England.
3 billion Neutron Spallation Source, which would use a particle accelerator to send high-energy protons into liquid mercury, generating neutrons to probe materials, biological molecules, and the nature of matter.
The European Spallation Source (ESS) has been designed and will be constructed in collaboration with a number of existing European research facilities.
The facility, called the European Spallation Source (ESS), represents a major advance on the more usual nuclear reactor-based technology.
An experiment aiming at the simultaneous determination of both transversal polarization components of electrons emitted in the decay of free neutrons begins data taking using the polarized cold neutron beam (FUNSPIN) from the Swiss Neutron Spallation Source (SINQ) at the Paul-Scherrer Institute, Villigen.