nuclear reaction

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A change in the composition of a nucleus, caused by bombarding it with atomic or subatomic particles or very high energy radiation (for example in a nuclear reactor). This process can form a new nucleus (nuclear fusion) or split the original nucleus (nuclear fission), and it releases a vast large amount of energy.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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