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(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"
A nuclear reaction in which a nucleus fragments into many nucleons.
Fragmentation due to stress or impact.
Spallation is a process in which fragments of material (spall) are ejected from a body due to impact, high pressure, or stress. It is also a specific nuclear process where high-energy particles such as protons or neutrons impact a heavy nucleus, causing it to eject a large number of nucleons and leading to the formation of new elements.
In general, spallation is a process in which fragments of material are ejected from a body due to impact or stress. In the context of impact mechanics it describes ejection or vaporization of material from a target during impact by a projectile. In planetary physics, spallation describes meteoritic impacts on a planetary surface and the effects of a stellar wind on a planetary atmosphere. In the context of mining or geology, spallation can refer to pieces of rock breaking off a rock face due to the internal stresses in the rock; it commonly occurs on mine shaft walls. In the context of anthropology, spallation is a process used to make stone tools such as arrowheads by knapping. In nuclear physics, spallation is the process in which a heavy nucleus emits a large number of nucleons as a result of being hit by a high-energy particle, thus greatly reducing its atomic weight.
The numerical value of spallation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of spallation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- explosión, fragmentación, espalación, reventón, astillado, estallidoSpanish
- pirstaloituminen, sirpaloituminen, hajoaminenFinnish
- explosion, fragmentation, spallation, atomisation, pulvérisation, éclatementFrench
- kruszenie, spalacja, rozbiciePolish
- скалывание, отслаиваниеRussian
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