actinic radiation

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Noun1.actinic radiation - electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactionsactinic radiation - electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions
electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation - radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
electromagnetic spectrum - the entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves
infrared emission, infrared light, infrared radiation, infrared - electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than visible light but shorter than radio waves
light, visible light, visible radiation - (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"
ultraviolet, ultraviolet illumination, ultraviolet light, ultraviolet radiation, UV - radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays
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3) remarked that since enzymes have the ability to reduce the activation energy of chemical reactions, a degradation reaction that may normally only occur at elevated temperatures or in the presence of actinic radiation may conceivably take place under physiological conditions in the presence of the correct enzymes.
Ecology Coatings has been granted a patent for an actinic radiation curable, substantially all solids composition comprised of a mixture of approximately 15-45% by weight of an oligomer or a multiplicity of oligomers; 30-65% by weight of a monomer or multiplicity of monomers; 2-10% by weight of a photoinitiator or a multiplicity of photoinitiators; 0.1-5% by weight of nano-alumina; and about 0.01-2% by weight of a corrosion inhibitor or a multiplicity of corrosion inhibitors; wherein the cured composition is a slick, abrasion and scratch resistant coating with at least 6 H hardness; and wherein thermal curing is not required to attain the at least 6 H hardness.
Degussa AG has been granted a patent for a powder coating composition comprised of from 30-98.5% by mass of a binder comprised of at least one urethane (meth)acrylate having a melting point of from 40-130[degrees]C; from 1-20% by mass of at least one micronized wax; and from 0.5-50% by mass of at least one auxiliary and/or at least one additive; wherein the composition is curable with actinic radiation.