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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (physics) a nuclear reaction in which a bombarded nucleus breaks up into many particles.

Usage examples (28)
  • Some astronomers believe that the solar system was formed by spallation when the sun was a very young star
  • Deuterium would be annihilated requiring the present abundance to have been produced at some later stage, such as spallation in shocks around the hypernovae of PopIII stars.
  • I didn't miss your comment on spallation, I ignored it.
  • I.e. spallation being stated as fusion-based nucleosynthesis, when it is clearly not. for more
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