Radiation damage



The damage caused by the removal of atoms from a solid material when elementary particles, such as those associated with cosmic rays or radioactivity, collide with it.

Note: Radiation damage is an important consideration in the design of nuclear reactors, where radiation levels are high.

Note: Radiation damage is one of the devastating effects of nuclear weapons.

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