Definition of ionizing radiation in English:

ionizing radiation

Syllabification: i·on·iz·ing ra·di·a·tion


  • Radiation consisting of particles, X-rays, or gamma rays with sufficient energy to cause ionization in the medium through which it passes.
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    • This process is called ionization, and this capability had led to gamma radiation being termed ionizing radiation.
    • This energy is often in the form of ionizing radiation like x-rays or gamma rays.
    • This produces positively charged ions and so these forms of radiation are known as ionizing radiation.

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