critical experiment

critical experiment

[′krid·ə·kəl ik′sper·ə·mənt]
(nucleonics)
An experiment in which fissionable material is assembled gradually until the arrangement will support a self-sustaining chain reaction.
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Only SpaceX's Dragon capsules, however, return cargo and critical experiment results back from the station.
One critical experiment is a four-stage sequential Stern-Gerlach experiment measuring the x-, then the y-, then the x-, then the y-components of the spin of a particle.
American nuclear scientists called one critical experiment "tickling the dragon's tail," and from this Jacobs takes his title.
We have done the critical experiment that has been asking to be done for the past 35 years, said Professor Hector.
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But for biomedical researchers the critical experiment may also be defined as evidence.
To find out, "I think it is a critical experiment to determine whether there really is a shock wave inside single bubbles," he says.
Additionally, 20% of respondents report that half of their calls to Technical Support are "urgent" -- meaning that if an answer is not received in a timely manner a critical experiment could fail.
IBERDROLA RENEWABLES deserves considerable credit for hosting and supporting this critical experiment," said Ed Arnett, Ph.
16, a Boeing engineering team will power up the SPACEHAB Research Double Module, or RDM, in the orbiter's payload bay and perform the delicate pre-launch operation of stowing time- critical experiment hardware on board.
A team of engineers from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, successfully installed SSDS Critical Experiment Open Architecture software components.
Nevertheless, not everything can or should be computed and critical experiments are an integral part of the research program for the calibration and validation of the multiscale strategies.

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