atomic core


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atomic core

[ə¦täm·ik ′kȯr]
(atomic physics)
An atom stripped of its valence electrons, so that its remaining electrons are all in closed shells.
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Reactor cooling systems were knocked out, allowing atomic cores to heat up uncontrollably and sparking a nuclear emergency now classified as a maximum level seven on an international scale, on a par with Chernobyl.
Fusion occurs when the plasma is sufficiently warm and dense and is maintained in this state for long enough for the plasma's atomic cores to begin to fuse.
Atoms incident on a crystal are guided and focused spatially by the arrangements of the atomic cores in the crystal," he continues.