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The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

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...reaction A reaction between *nuclides , expressed in the form: X i (P i , P o )X f , where X i and X f are the initial and final nuclides and P i and P o are the incoming and outgoing particle(s). Examples include: 14 N(α, p) 17 O 59 Co(n, γ) 60 Co 23 Na(γ, 3n) 20 Na 31 P(γ, pn) 29 Si, where p, n, α, and γ are symbols for the proton, neutron, alpha particle, and photon,...