Published: Oct 12, 2018
Ionisation is the process whereby an Atom or molecule gains or loses an Electron and thus becomes an Ion. Ionising Radiation has sufficient energy to be able to ionise atoms and molecules and thus produce ions.
A radiation protection glossary for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) and anyone interesting in radiation safety terminology. The glossary is a mixture of health physics terms, and phrases related to radiation legislation, transport, practical safety and similar.
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The definition of 'safe' is not strictly an engineering term; it's a societal term. Does it mean absolutely no loss of life? Does it mean absolutely no contamination with radiation? What exactly does 'safe' mean?