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.
- Radiation dermatitis
radiation dermatitis n. See radiodermatitis.
noun 1. fog produced by the nocturnal cooling of the surface boundary layer to a temperature at which its content of water vapor condenses.
- Radiation of corpus callosum
radiation of corpus callosum n. The radiation of the fibers of the corpus callosum in the medullary center of each cerebral hemisphere.
- Radiation pattern
noun 1. the graphic representation of the strength and direction of electromagnetic radiation in the vicinity of a transmitting aerial Also called antenna pattern