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spallation

(spă-lay -shŏn) A particularly vigorous type of nuclear reaction in which several particles or nuclei result from a high-speed collision. Spallation occurs when cosmic rays collide at high speed with atomic nuclei, the heavier nuclei breaking up to produce lighter nuclei.

spallation

[spȯ′lā·shən]
(nuclear physics)
A nuclear reaction in which the energy of the incident particle is so high that more than two or three particles are ejected from the target nucleus and both its mass number and atomic number are changed. Also known as nuclear spallation; spallation reaction.
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The European Spallation Source (ESS) will be a multi-disciplinary research laboratory based on the world's most powerful neutron source.
The European Spallation Source overcame a significant technological challenge it was facing for its construction and operational phase by inventing a new technology that will be the basis for neutron detectors used in many of its 22 instruments.
An image of how the European Spallation Source will look |
The European Spallation Source ESS AB is a public limited company, today owned by the Swedish and the Danish states.
The Institute brings together research in accelerator science and engineering, from low energy devices in its own laboratories to the highest energy machines at sites around the world, including the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland, and the European Spallation Source in Lund, Sweden.
In contrast, the approach planned for spallation source experiments is to polarize the beam with a [.
STOCKHOLM -- Five international consortia of architect and landscaping companies will compete to make the architectural design of buildings and landscape at the future European Spallation Source research centre.
The recently knighted Mirfield actor has given his backing to an international programme to promote the European Spallation Source (ESS) project - the world's leading neutron source.
45 [Angstrom] were obtained from the backscattering detector bank on HRPD at the ISIS spallation source, UK.
STOCKHOLM -- In Berlin, more than 300 scientists have gathered to define the science of the future European Spallation Source.
This community meets today in Lund, Sweden, at the European Spallation Source for a 2-day workshop co-organised by CERN, ESS and by ERF, the European Association of National Research Facilities.
STOCKHOLM -- Today, a broad consultation on the future science at the European Spallation Source kicks off.