ionizing radiation


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    • n ionizing radiation high-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes
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In literature:

The biological effects of all forms of ionizing radiation have been calculated within broad ranges by the National Academy of Sciences.
"Worldwide Effects of Nuclear War: Some Perspectives" by United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Pollard has suggested that one important action of ionizing radiation is concerned with the transcription of the genetic message into RNA.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

In news:

As millions of Americans take to the skies for holiday travel, some scientists have raised concerns about the small dose of ionizing radiation emitted by backscatter full-body scanners used to screen passengers at US airports.
The Joint Commission issued an alert today on how to lower risks posed by ionizing radiation from imaging exams while maintaining diagnostic image quality.
It provides prompt diagnoses without exposing children to ionizing radiation.
When ionizing photon radiation is being shielded by a simple wall or shell, the effectiveness of the shielding is not so difficult to calculate.
No prior experience or training is necessary, but you must be 18 to apply, because your working with ionizing radiation.
The National Academy of Sciences report, "Biologic Effects of Ionizing Radiation VII," published in 2006, is the seventh in a series concerning radiation health effects.
Kevin Fasken, left, holds a Geiger counter, an instrument used to measure ionized radiation, while Chris Pearman deposits contaminated dirt outside of Schlundt Annex on Wednesday.
Hardin stated that "X-rays, like radio waves and visible light … do not involve neutrons at all, and are therefore called non-ionizing radiation" ("A Scream," Mailbox, March 31).
Hardin stated that " X-ray s, like radio waves and visible light … do not involve neutrons at all, and are therefore called non-ionizing radiation" ("A Scream," Mailbox, March 31).

In science:

FIG. 6: The ionizing radiation flux and SN rate as a function of time for a starburst of 106M⊙ at time t = 0, assuming standard parameters .
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
All these factors are nearly constant in the ionization zone just behind a non-radiative shock, so ǫ is nearly constant.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop
Thus a large nebula forms around the binary and part of the nebula becomes ionized by ultraviolet radiation from the white dwarf.
A radio jet in the prototypical symbiotic star Z And?
In the decay particle scenario the additional ionization causes the matter temperature to follow the radiation one for a longer time.
Decaying particles and the reionization history of the Universe
The main problem with a circumstellar origin for the absorption is the strong ionization by the GRB radiation.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars