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Nuclear cross section

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The nuclear cross section of a nucleus is used to characterize the probability that a nuclear reaction will occur. [1]

15 relations: Absorption cross section, Barn (unit), Cross section (physics), Elastic scattering, Gamma ray, Inelastic scattering, Isotope, James Duderstadt, Masud Ahmad, Neutron cross section, Neutron temperature, Nuclear reaction, Nuclear transmutation, Point particle, Probability.

Absorption cross section

Absorption cross section is a measure for the probability of an absorption process.

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Barn (unit)

A barn (symbol: b) is a unit of area equal to 10−28 m2 (100 fm2).

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Cross section (physics)

When two particles interact, their mutual cross section is the area transverse to their relative motion within which they must meet in order to scatter from each other.

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Elastic scattering

Elastic scattering is a form of particle scattering in scattering theory, nuclear physics and particle physics.

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Gamma ray

A gamma ray or gamma radiation (symbol γ or \gamma), is penetrating electromagnetic radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei.

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Inelastic scattering

In chemistry, nuclear physics, and particle physics, inelastic scattering is a fundamental scattering process in which the kinetic energy of an incident particle is not conserved (in contrast to elastic scattering).

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Isotope

Isotopes are variants of a particular chemical element which differ in neutron number.

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James Duderstadt

James Johnson Duderstadt was the President of the University of Michigan from 1988 to 1996.

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Masud Ahmad

Muhammad Masud Ahmad, D.Phil, Sc.D, HI (twice), SI (Urdu: محمد مسعود احمد; born 1942), best known as Masood Ahmad, is a Pakistani theoretical physicist and ICTP laureate known for his work in dual resonance and Veneziano model, a strings sting mathematically described the fundamental forces and forms of matter in quantum state.

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Neutron cross section

In nuclear and particle physics, the concept of a neutron cross section is used to express the likelihood of interaction between an incident neutron and a target nucleus.

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Neutron temperature

The neutron detection temperature, also called the neutron energy, indicates a free neutron's kinetic energy, usually given in electron volts.

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Nuclear reaction

In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, a nuclear reaction is semantically considered to be the process in which two nuclei, or else a nucleus of an atom and a subatomic particle (such as a proton, neutron, or high energy electron) from outside the atom, collide to produce one or more nuclides that are different from the nuclide(s) that began the process.

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Nuclear transmutation

Nuclear transmutation is the conversion of one chemical element or an isotope into another chemical element.

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Point particle

A point particle (ideal particle or point-like particle, often spelled pointlike particle) is an idealization of particles heavily used in physics.

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Probability

Probability is the measure of the likelihood that an event will occur.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_cross_section

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