stripping reaction

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A nuclear or chemical reaction in which part of an incident particle combines with the target while the rest of the incident particle proceeds almost unchanged. A standard example of a stripping reaction is a (d, p) reaction in which a deuteron is the incident particle and a nucleus is the target particle with the neutron from the deuteron combining with the target nucleus and the proton from the deuteron proceeding almost without disruption.

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