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a series of chemical reactions in which the product of one is a reactant in the next

a self-sustaining nuclear reaction

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Since the demonstrated reaction involved several molecules on a surface, it reframes researchers' understanding of surface-based chain reactions.
Once those compounds had settled in the delta, geological processes such as uplifting of earth layers and erosion eventually positioned the deposits of concentrated uranium underground, where they were bathed in enough water to start the chain reactions.
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov indicated Thursday Russia will continue conducting subcritical nuclear tests that do not cause sustained nuclear chain reactions.
Because of the potential unleashing of such power, Einstein suggested that FDR might think it desirable to have some permanent contact maintained between the administration and the group of physicists working on chain reactions in America.
Players evade enemy attacks and then use perfect timing to blast their foes in a colorful display of explosive chain reactions.
Lowering body temperature, thereby cooling the blood, slows processes in the brain that ignite harmful biochemical chain reactions.
The event allows participants to link self-created mini chain reactions together to form one giant, mega chain reaction, set off at the end of the program as the event's thrilling culmination.