quasi-fission

quasi-fission

[¦kwä·zē ′fish·ən]
(nuclear physics)
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The researchers found signs of so-called quasi-fission, a process in which the projectile nucleus steals protons and neutrons from the target nucleus.
Prevailing theory holds that the projectile would have to be at least four times heavier than fluorine for quasi-fission to occur after impact with a gold target.
That's the recipe they've found for minimizing quasi-fission.

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