radiation reaction

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.RT07149
Chemical reaction that is induced by @[email protected] with γ-ray, X-ray, electron, or other high-energy beams.
Notes:
  1. Radiation reactions involving polymers often lead to chain scission and @[email protected]
  2. A @[email protected] is sometimes regarded as a type of radiation reaction.
Source:
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]