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Related to spallation: Spallation reaction
A nuclear reaction in which many particles are ejected from an atomic nucleus by incident particles of sufficiently high energy.
(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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|Noun||1.||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