Concept of Ionizing Radiation
In relation to securing dangerous material (in case of crisis or terrorism) a meaning of ionizing radiation may be outlined, in general regarding European law, as follows: Ionizing radiation is radiation with enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from the orbit of an atom, causing the atom to become charged or ionized. Examples are alpha particles, gamma rays, X-rays and neutrons.
Notes and References
- Definition of ionizing radiation published by the European Commission