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Ionizing radiation is radiation that carries enough energy to liberate electrons from atoms or molecules, thereby ionizing them. Ionizing radiation comprises subatomic particles, ions or atoms moving at relativistic speeds, and electromagnetic waves on the short wavelength end of the electromagnetic spectrum. Gamma rays, X-rays, and the upper vacuum ultraviolet part of the ultraviolet spectrum are ionizing, whereas the lower ultraviolet, visible light (including laser light), infrared, microwaves, and radio waves are considered non-ionizing radiation. Typical particles include alpha particles, beta particles and neutrons, as well as mesons that constitute cosmic rays. Ionizing radiation arises from a variety of sources, such as bombardment of the Earth by cosmic rays, the decay of radioactive materials, matter at extremely high temperatures (e.g. plasma discharge or the corona of the Sun), or acceleration of charged particles by electromagnetic fields (e.g. lightning or supernova explosions). Ionizing radiation can also be generated by the production of high energy particles in X-ray tubes and particle accelerators. Ionizing radiation is invisible and not directly detectable by human senses, so radiation detection instruments such as Geiger counters are required. However, in some cases ionizing radiation may lead to secondary emission of visible light upon interaction with matter, such as in Cherenkov radiation and radio luminescence. It is applied in a wide variety of fields such as medicine, research, manufacturing, construction, and many other areas, but presents a health hazard if proper measures against undesired exposure aren't followed. Exposure to ionizing radiation causes damage to living tissue, and can result in mutation, radiation sickness, cancer, and death.
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2014 Market Research Report on Global Ionizing radiation meter Industry was a professional and depth research report on Global Ionizing radiation meter industry that you would know the world's major regional market conditions of Ionizing radiation meter industry, the main region including North American, Europe and Asia etc, and the main country including United States, Germany, Japan and China etc. The global radiation protection (detection, monitoring, and safety) market was valued at $920.0 million in 2012, and is expected to reach $1,231.2 million by 2017 at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2012 to 2017. The various industries covered in this report are healthcare, manufacturing, defense, nuclear power plants, homeland security, and others (waste management, mining, agriculture, and food irradiation). The medical industry was the largest segment in this market; it is poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% to reach $702.4 million by 2017. The global radiation protection market for medical applications will witness challenging and dynamic market conditions over the years to come, primarily driven by technological advancements and globalization.
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