spallation


spall·ation

noun \sp-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of SPALLATION

1
:  a nuclear reaction in which light particles are ejected as the result of bombardment (as by high-energy protons)
2
:  the process of spalling

First Known Use of SPALLATION

1947

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