spallation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From spall +‎ -ation.

Spallation as a result of impact can occur with or without penetration of the impacting object

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /spəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (US) IPA(key): /spɔːleɪʃən/, /spɑːleɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

spallation (plural spallations)

  1. (nuclear physics) A nuclear reaction in which a nucleus fragments into many nucleons.
  2. Fragmentation due to stress or impact.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English spallation.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spallation f (plural spallations)

  1. (nuclear physics) spallation