nuclear reaction


: a process in which the nucleus of an atom is changed by being split apart or joined with the nucleus of another atom

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Recent Examples on the Web Criticality occurs when enough neutrons hit enough other fissile uranium atoms to create a self-sustaining nuclear reaction. Michael Koziol, IEEE Spectrum, 1 June 2018

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“Nuclear reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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