Chemical reaction that is induced by ionizing radiation
with γ-ray, X-ray, electron, or other high-energy beams.
- Radiation reactions involving polymers often lead to chain scission and crosslinking.
- A photochemical reaction is sometimes regarded as a type of radiation reaction.
PAC, 2004, 76, 889
(Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric
materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003))
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