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- noun The pulse of intense electromagnetic radiation generated by a nuclear explosion.
- noun A short-duration, broadband, high-intensity emission of electromagnetic energy, such as lightning.
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- noun A short-duration burst of high-intensity
electromagnetic radiationgenerated by a physical event, in particular by a large thermonuclear explosionin the atmosphere. The pulsecauses a damaging surgeof voltagewithin electricaland electronicsystems.
- noun Compton-recoil
electronsand photoelectronsfrom photonsscattered in the materials of a nuclearevent causing electricand magnetic fieldsto couple with electrical and electronicsystems to produce damaging currentsurges.
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