nuclear recoil

nuclear recoil

[′nü·klē·ər ′rē‚kȯil]
(nuclear physics)
The imparting of motion to an atomic nucleus during its emission of particles in radioactive decay, or during its collision with another particle, according to the principle of conservation of momentum.
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Caption: Nuclear recoil Xenon dark matter experiments watch for dark matter interactions that cause xenon nuclei to recoil.
The nuclear recoil effect and emanation effect lead the generated radon atoms to diffuse from the rock lattice to connected micro-cracks and become free-state radon.
The nuclear recoil effect plays a key role in radon emanation.
Organic components labeled with U-238 radioactive decay products in Dictionema shales resulting from nuclear recoil processes // 5th Intern.

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