Nuclear physics  

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Nuclear physics is the field of physics that studies the building blocks and interactions of atomic nuclei.

The most commonly known applications of nuclear physics are nuclear power and nuclear weapons, but the research field is also the basis for a far wider range of applications, including in the medical sector (nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging), in materials engineering (ion implantation) and in archaeology (radiocarbon dating).

The field of particle physics evolved out of nuclear physics and, for this reason, has been included under the same term in earlier times.

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