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  1. r-process(Noun)

    The relatively rapid nucleosynthesis process, in supernovae, in which a large neutron flux allows rapid neutron capture and synthesis of elements up to the transuranic elements.

Freebase

  1. r-process

    The r-process is a nucleosynthesis process, that occurs in core-collapse supernovae, and is responsible for the creation of approximately half of the neutron-rich atomic nuclei heavier than iron. The process entails a succession of rapid neutron captures by heavy seed nuclei, typically 56Fe or other more neutron-rich heavy isotopes. The other predominant mechanism for the production of heavy elements is the s-process, which is nucleosynthesis by means of slow captures of neutrons, primarily occurring in AGB stars. The s-process is secondary, meaning that it requires preexisting heavy isotopes as seed nuclei to be converted into other heavy nuclei. Taken together these two processes account for a majority of galactic chemical evolution of elements heavier than iron. The r-process occurs to a slight extent in nuclear weapon explosions.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of r-process in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of r-process in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Herbert, Dune (First Law of Mentat):

    A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.

  2. Felix Frankfurter:

    If one man can be allowed to determine for himself what is law, every man can. That means first chaos, then tyranny. Legal process is an essential part of the democratic process.

  3. Bernardino Leon:

    We would like the GNC and all of the Libyans who are participating in the process to give the benefit of the doubt to this process, we have not finished this process and we have a lot of people already talking `what if it is a failure'.

  4. Natural Resources:

    They have not stopped. The process continues. There will be a transition as we amend the ways in which the National Energy Board goes about the process of evaluating these projects, and we will announce those changes as soon as we can, but the process continues.

  5. Natural Resources:

    They have not stopped. The process continues, there will be a transition as we amend the ways in which the National Energy Board goes about the process of evaluating these projects, and we will announce those changes as soon as we can, but the process continues.

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