parasitic capture

parasitic capture

[¦par·ə¦sid·ik ′kap·chər]
(nucleonics)
Any absorption of a neutron that does not result in a fission or the production of a desired element. Also known as parasitic absorption.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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