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- (chemistry) The process of making a radioisotope by bombarding a stable element with neutrons or protons.
Source: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
- In the flotation process of mineral dressing, the process of altering the surface of specific mineral particles in a mineral pulp to promote adherence of certain reagents. Pryor, 3
- The changing of the passive surface of a metal to a chemically active state. CF: passivation
- In the flotation process of ore beneficiation, the process of altering the surface of specific mineral particles in an ore pulp to promote adherence of certain reagents. Henderson
- The process of making a material radioactive by bombardment with neutrons, protons, or other nuclear particles. See also: activation analysis
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms