Fr.: physique nucléaire
The branch of physics which is concerned with the study of atomic nuclei, subatomic particles, and their exploitation.
Fr.: puissance nucléaire
Electric or motive power whose primary source is nuclear energy.
Fr.: processus nucléaire
Fr.: réaction nucléaire
A process in which the energy, composition, or structure of an atomic nucleus changes.
Fr.: réacteur nucléaire
A device in which a nuclear fission chain reaction is maintained and controlled for the production of nuclear energy or radioactive isotopes.
Fr.: spin nucléaire
The total → angular momentum of a → nucleus, represented by symbol I. The nucleus, which is composed of neutrons and protons, acts as if it is a single entity which has intrinsic angular momentum. The nuclear spin depends on the → mass number; if the mass number is odd then the nucleus has half-integer spin like the electron while if the nucleus has even mass number then its spin will be integer spin.
nuclear time scale
marpel-e zamâni-ye haste-yi
Fr.: échelle de temps nucléaire
The time required for a star to exhaust its hydrogen (H) supply in → nuclear fusion. The nuclear time scale is given by the relation t = E/L, where E is the total nuclear energy that can be generated by a star and L is the stellar → luminosity. Assuming that the end point of fusion is → iron (Fe), the → atomic mass difference between H and Fe is Δm = 0.008 mH. Therefore, the maximum amount of energy a star with a hydrogen mass M can release is Δ M = 0.008 Mc2. The nuclear time scale is then: t = 0.008 c2M/L. However, stars use up only a fraction of their hydrogen supply, because only the inner part of the star is hot enough for fusion. For example, the Sun will spend only about 10% of its hydrogen supply before evolving into a → red giant. In other words, the solar life time on the → main sequence is about 1010 years.
Fr.: transmutation nucléaire
The changing of atoms of one element into those of another by suitable nuclear reactions.
âxâl-e haste-yi (#)
Fr.: déchets nucléaires
A particular type of radioactive waste that is produced as part of the nuclear fuel cycle. These include extraction of uranium from ore, concentration of uranium, processing into nuclear fuel, and disposal of byproducts.
A constituent of the atomic nucleus, i.e. a proton or a neutron.
Haston, from hast(é)→ nucleus + -on, as above.
The practical applications of nuclear physics, and the techniques associated with those applications.
The process by which → nuclear reactions at very high temperatures and pressures produce the various → chemical elements of the → periodic table, either in the → Big Bang or in stellar interiors. See also → primordial nucleosynthesis, → stellar nucleosynthesis, → explosive nucleosynthesis.
Produce through → nucleosynthesis.
Of, pertaining to, proceeding by, or involving → nucleosynthesis.
Adj. of → nucleosynthesis.
Fr.: ère nucléosynthétique
The era following the leptonic era, between 1 second and 1000 seconds after the Big Bang, when neutrons were abundant and helium and deuterium were synthesized.
Fr.: processus nucléosynthétique
1) Core of an atom, where most mass and all positive charge is
concentrated. It consists of protons and neutrons.
From L. nucleus "kernel," from nucula "little nut," diminutive of nux "nut," from PIE *knu(k) "lump" (cf. M.Ir. cnu, Welsh cneuen, M.Bret. knoen "nut," O.N. hnot, O.E. hnutu "nut").
Hasté, variants asté "kernel, fruit stone," ostoxân "bone," from Mid.Pers. astak "fruit stone, bone," ast "bone;" Av. ast- "bone;" cf. Skt. asthi- "bone;" Gk. osteon; L. os; Hittite hashtai-; PIE base *os-.
A species of atom characterized by the constitution of its nucleus, i.e. by the numbers of protons and neutrons it contains.
From nucl(eo), → nucleus, + -ide, from Gk. eidos "shape."
Hastevâr, from hasté, → nucleus, + -vâr a suffix meaning "resembling, like," from Mid.Pers. -wâr, Av. -vara, -var, cf. Skt. -vara.
1) nul; 2) nulidan
Fr.: 1) nul; 2) rendre nul
1a) General: Being or amounting to nothing; nil; nonexistent; without value, effect,
From M.Fr. nul, from L. nullus "not any, none," from ne- "not, no" → non- + illus "any," dimunitive of unus "one."