Szilard-Chalmers effect

Szilard-Chalmers effect

[′zi‚lürd ′chä·mərz i‚fekt]
(nucleonics)
The breaking of a chemical bond between a radioactive atom formed in a nuclear reaction and the molecule to which the atom belonged; used in the separation of isotopes by chemical means.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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