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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) will be a multi-disciplinary research laboratory based on the world's most powerful neutron source.
To date the following five neutron scattering facilities have partnered with the NCNR in developing DAVE software: the High Flux Isotope Reactor and the Spallation Neutron Source in Oak Ridge, TN; the OPAL reactor in Lucas Heights, Australia; the ISIS Spallation Neutron Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK; and the SINQ neutron source at the Paul Scherrer Institut in Switzerland.
3], and an attenuation length for spallation reactions in rock of [LAMBDA] = 155 [+ or -] 5 g [cm.
A beamline at the most advanced neutron spallation installation in the world, at Oak Ridge, TN, to secure the leadership of Canadian researchers in using neutrons to look at engineering materials; and
We're partnering in the construction of the world's largest science project, the Spallation Neutron Source.
Currently under construction at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Complex in Tennessee, the Spallation Neutron Source may advance science and engineering with microscopic details about the underlying structure and dynamics of the sample.
For further protection against contamination, Sta-Pure tubing in the 800 series prevents spallation and interior tube degradation.
The agency would spend $281 million on the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge (Tenn.
The tube handles pressures up to 100 psi, has a greatly increased tube life and eliminates almost all spallation and interior tube degradation.
This tubing has a life 18 times longer than silicone tubing, the ability to withstand pressures up to 60psi, and eliminates spallation and interior tube degradation to give contamination-free pumping, they tell us.
The European Spallation Source (ESS) has been designed and will be constructed in collaboration with a number of existing European research facilities.
The facility, called the European Spallation Source (ESS), represents a major advance on the more usual nuclear reactor-based technology.