spallation


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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.
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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.
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To investigate the micro-structural changes of the membrane during immersion, SANS measurement was performed at the Extended Q-range Small Angle Neutron Scattering (EQ-SANS) diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) [30].
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.
Beryllium-7 is a naturally occurring radionuclide produced by the bombardment of the atmosphere by cosmic rays, causing spallation of O and N atoms in the troposphere and stratosphere.
Spallation Neutron Source, Didcot, Oxfordshire, United
A prototype test program using supercritical helium cooling from the Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL is planned as part of the Procurement Arrangement.
The thickness of nitrides due to the danger of strong spallation is limited to a few microns, and it is assumed that the main part of the coating will have a conglomerate or intermetallic structure.