Definition of Spallation

1. Noun. (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"

Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Nuclear Reaction



Definition of Spallation

1. Noun. (nuclear physics) A nuclear reaction in which a nucleus fragments into many nucleons. ¹

2. Noun. Fragmentation due to stress or impact. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spallation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spallation

1. Synonym: fragmentation. 2. Nuclear reaction in which nuclei, on being bombarded by high energy particles, liberate a number of protons and alpha particles. Origin: M.E. Spalle, fragment (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Spallation

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1. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2005)
"It is generally understood that there is still unknown physics involved in the operation of a target system, in particular, regarding nuclear spallation. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"Sartori) Session I: Source Term and Related Data - Proton and Ion Accelerators and spallation Source Chairs: T. Nakamura. ..."

3. International Partnerships in Large Science Projectsby Joanne Sedor by Joanne Sedor (1998)
"sign study of a 1-MW pulsed spallation source as a replacement for the ANS.94 Although such a spallation source would offer some technical advantages over ..."

4. Workshop on Advanced Nuclear Reactor Safety Issues and Research Needs: Paris by International Atomic Energy Agency, Commission of the European Communities, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"... is a pool type system that uses Pb-Bi as coolant in the primary system and Pb-Bi as coolant and spallation material in the spallation target. ..."

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