nuclear resonance


Definition of nuclear resonance

1 : the resonance absorption of a gamma ray by a nucleus identical to the nucleus that emitted the gamma ray — compare mössbauer effect

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First Known Use of nuclear resonance

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Nuclear resonance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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