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spal·la·tion

(spaw-lā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): fragmentation
2. Nuclear reaction in which nuclei, on being bombarded by high energy particles, liberate a number of protons and alpha particles.
[M.E. spalle, fragment]

spal·la·tion

(spaw-lā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): fragmentation.
2. Nuclear reaction in which nuclei, on being bombarded by high-energy particles, liberate a number of protons and alpha particles.
[M.E. spalle, fragment]

spallation

(spo-lā′shŏn)
1. The process of breaking into very small parts. The term may be applied to visible structures or to atomic particles.
2. The release of inert particles into the bloodstream. The splintering of bits of plastic from the pump used in hemodialysis is an example.
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The European Spallation Source ESS AB is a state-owned limited liability company, today owned by the host countries Sweden and Denmark.
We are very proud about this first patent for the European Spallation Source, which would not have been possible without the thin-films expertise at Linkoping University", says Colin Carlile, CEO of ESS.
9, 10] At a spallation source, fitting the transmission vs wavelength allows extraction of the neutron polarization.
When built in 2019, the European Spallation Source will be one of Europe's largest science facilities.
Good resolution and high flux at long d-spacings can be achieved on diffractometers with back-scattering geometry using cold neutron pulses, such as the IRIS and OSIRIS instruments at the ISIS spallation source.
The European Spallation Source will be a research facility for materials and life science, based on the world's most powerful neutron source.
The United Kingdom is now joining the European Spallation Source project.
Today, a multinational Memorandum of Understanding will be signed on the European Spallation Source, providing the basis for the international collaboration for the ESS project planning.
It is therefore natural that a group of 17 European Partner Countries have joined together to construct the world s most powerful neutron source, the European Spallation Source (ESS).
The European Spallation Source may need temporary staff as a complement to its employed staff, for the following reasons:
STOCKHOLM -- Today, the European Spallation source and the French research agencies CEA and CNRS have started a collaborative work on the ESS Design Update.
STOCKHOLM -- Today 1 July the public limited company European Spallation Source AB takes over the responsibility for constructing the research facility ESS, together with the 16 European Partner Countries.