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fusion

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
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1. Generally, the melting of a solid substance by heat.

2. In nuclear fusion, the combining of two light atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus with the sudden release of energy, e.g. in the hydrogen bomb....

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Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography

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