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 @CT07136@.
- 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 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)