radiolysis

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ra·di·ol·y·sis

 (rā′dē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. ra·di·ol·y·ses (-sēz′)
Molecular decomposition of a substance as a result of radiation.

ra′di·o·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

radiolysis

(ˌreɪdɪˈɒlɪsɪs)
n
(Nuclear Physics) chemical decomposition caused by radiation, such as a beam of electrons or X-rays
radiolytic adj

ra•di•ol•y•sis

(reɪ diˈɒl ə sɪs)

n.
the dissociation of molecules by ionizing radiation.
[1945–50]
ra`di•o•lyt′ic (-oʊˈlɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.radiolysis - molecular disintegration resulting from radiation
lysis - (biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria
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Their topics include the structure and dynamics of solvated electrons, a history of pulse-radiolysis time-resolved microwave conductivity studies, chemical processes in heavy ion tracks, ultrafast pulse radiolysis methods, pulse radiolysis in supercritical krypton and xenon fluids, radiation-induced processes at solid-liquid interfaces, femtosecond events in bimolecular free electron transfer, the chemistry of sulfur-centered radicals, indirect effects of radiation-induced DNA damage, and radiation chemistry applied to antioxidant research.
Excited states and free radicals in biology and medicine, contribution from flash photolysis and pulse radiolysis.
The reaction of CDF1 with hydroxyl radicals produced by pulse radiolysis showed a transient spectrum with absorption peaks at 320, 390 and 400 nm, indicating the presence of flavonoids/related components.