nuclear physics

the branch of physics that deals with the behavior, structure, and component parts of atomic nuclei.


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nuclear physics
(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the structure and behaviour of the nucleus and the particles of which it consists
nuclear physicist

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nuclear physics  
The scientific study of the structure and behavior atomic nuclei. See also neutron, proton, strong force.

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The era of accelerator-based experimental nuclear physics is born.
But in particle physics terms-and especially when it comes to the nuclear
  physics of antimatter-helium is no lightweight.
The results of scientific research from nuclear physics to maize genetics are a
  matter of national pride.
The project has become more complex than nuclear physics.
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