- The technical definition is the amount of X or gamma radiation that produces one electrostatic unit of ionic charge in one cubic centimeter of dry air at standard temperature and pressure.
- This process is called ionization, and this capability had led to gamma radiation being termed ionizing radiation.
- The property, possessed by certain nuclides, of spontaneously emitting particles of gamma radiation or of emitting radiation following orbital electron capture or spontaneous fission.
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