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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.
Origin of radiative capture
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These reactions include radioactive decay, scattering, and radiative capture.
  • The electron linear accelerator facility used in radiative capture cross section measurements is described.
  • The coefficients were evaluated only with respect to the radiative capture cross sections in this work.
  • These characteristic gamma rays are known as radiative capture gammas.

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