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a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge

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Bates and his co-workers say their findings suggest that engineers must account for spalled colloids when designing barriers to prevent the escape of radionuclides at repositories.
In fact, says Bates, as long as you can trap spalled colloids, "I think it's an advantage to form these," since their intrinsicaly greater stability should make their long-term behavior more predictable.