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  1. spallationnoun

    (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"


  1. spallationnoun

    A nuclear reaction in which a nucleus fragments into many nucleons.

  2. spallationnoun

    Fragmentation due to stress or impact.


  1. spallation

    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.


  1. Spallation

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spallation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    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
  • spallazioneItalian
  • סלידהHebrew
  • spallasjonNorwegian
  • kruszenie, spalacja, rozbiciePolish
  • espancamentoPortuguese
  • скалывание, отслаиваниеRussian

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    • A. anil
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