photo disintegration


noun Physics.
the disintegration of a nucleus, induced by its absorption of a photon.

1930–35; photo- + disintegration Unabridged
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photodisintegration (ˌfəʊtəʊdɪˌsɪntɪˈɡreɪʃən)
disintegration of an atomic nucleus as a result of its absorption of a photon, usually a gamma ray

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