resonance capture

resonance capture

[′rez·ən·əns ‚kap·chər]
(nuclear physics)
The combination of an incident particle and a nucleus in a resonance level of the resulting compound nucleus, characterized by having a large cross section at and very near the corresponding resonance energy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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