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superdeformed nucleus


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A nucleus that has an ellipsoidal shape, with the long axis about twice the size of the short axis. Such nuclei can be formed by fusing high-energy heavy ions with other nuclei. They lose energy by emitting a characteristic pattern of gamma rays as they revert to a more normal shape.

Subjects: Physics.


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