irradiation irradiation  /ɪ ˌreɪ di ˈeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the condition of being exposed to radiation
  2. (n) a column of light (as from a beacon)
  3. (n) (physiology) the spread of sensory neural impulses in the cortex
  4. (n) the apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background
  5. (n) (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus
  6. (n) (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

Usage(s):

  1. An irradiation takes less than 20 minutes, and patients who are able to walk can go about their business after resting half an hour.
  2. While the Food and Drug Administration approved irradiation for meat back in 1997, the meat industry still faces its toughest critics: the American public.
  3. A crude methodusing conventional explosives like dynamiteof scattering low-level radioactive materials, such as those found in X-ray machines or food irradiation plants.

News

  • Laser Pulses Investigate Cirrus Clouds

    Can cloud formation, precipitation or thunderstorms be influenced by laser light irradiation? This issue is under investigation by researchers from KIT’s Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Aerosol Research (IMK-AAF), Freie Universität Berlin, and the University of Geneva.By Matthew Peach
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PhotonicsOnline

Quotes

  1. "This is a significant milestone that paves the way for the future use of irradiation technology to protect against the introduction of plant pests," said Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.
    on May 3, 2007 By: Mike Johanns Source: Environment News Service

  2. "We are still importing because we haven't completed commissioning of one of the major radio-pharmaceuticals," Mr Humpherson said. "To do that the safety regulator separately has to approve testing of irradiation then the various processes in...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Andrew Humpherson Source: The Age

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