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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nuclear disintegration or transformation caused by absorption of high-energy radiation, as of gamma rays.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any nuclear reaction, especially a nuclear fission, initiated by absorption of high-energy electromagnetic radiation such as a gamma ray


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  • Fewell discusses this point, and indicates that the reason lies with the greater photodisintegration rate for 62Ni in stellar interiors.

    Archive 2008-04-01


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