radiation reaction

Chemical reaction that is induced by @I03216@ with γ-ray, X-ray, electron, or other high-energy beams.
  1. Radiation reactions involving polymers often lead to chain scission and @CT07136@.
  2. A @P04585@ 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)) on page 894 [Terms] [Paper]