Definition of Nuclear reaction

1. Noun. (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei.




Definition of Nuclear reaction

1. Noun. a process such as the fission of an atomic nucleus, or the fusion of one or more atomic nuclei and / or subatomic particles in which the number of protons and / or neutrons in a nucleus changes; the reaction products may contain a different element or a different isotope of the same element ¹

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Medical Definition of Nuclear reaction

1. The interaction of two atomic nuclei or of one such with a subatomic particle, or of the subatomic particles within an atomic nucleus, resulting in a change in the nature of the nuclei concerned or in the energy content of the nuclei or both, usually manifested by transmutation (accompanied by emission of alpha-, beta-, or gamma-rays) or by fission or fusion of the nuclei. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Nuclear reaction

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1. Nuclear Energy Today by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2003)
"Fusion is another heat-producing nuclear reaction, not so far harnessed for energy ... A nuclear reaction is one that occurs when the nucleus of any atom is ..."

2. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"... induced modification (nuclear reaction) of the constituents of certain nuclei, ... of producing the intended nuclear reaction and release of energy. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"The HETC-CYRIC code uses the HIC [6] code for the heavy-ion nuclear reaction and also uses Shen's formula and the SPAR code for the heavy-ion transport ..."

4. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"A variety of analysis techniques, such as Rutherford backscattering, nuclear reaction analysis and particle-induced x-ray emission, ..."

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