nuclear force

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nuclear force

[′nü·klē·ər ′fȯrs]
(nuclear physics)
That part of the force between nucleons which is not electromagnetic; it is much stronger than electromagnetic forces, but drops off very rapidly at distances greater than about 10-13 centimeter; it is responsible for holding the nucleus together.
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Fleishman and the two co-researchers have reported the first remote detection of relativistic antiparticles-positrons-produced in nuclear interactions of accelerated ions in solar flares through the analysis of readily available microwave and magnetic-field data obtained from solar-dedicated facilities and spacecraft.
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Referring to Iran's response to the proposal, Elahian reiterated that Larijani views Japan's presence in Iran's nuclear interactions as effective and the proposal can, thus, be put on Tehran's working agenda.
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