radiative capture


noun Physics.

the capture of a particle, as a neutron, by a nucleus, inducing the emission of electromagnetic radiation, as a gamma ray.

Nearby words

  1. radiation resistance,
  2. radiation sickness,
  3. radiation therapy,
  4. radiational cooling,
  5. radiative,
  6. radiative zone,
  7. radiator,
  8. radiator grille,
  9. radiatory,
  10. radiatus

Origin of radiative capture

First recorded in 1930–35

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