Definition of Actinic radiation
1. Noun. Electromagnetic radiation that can produce photochemical reactions.
Generic synonyms: Electromagnetic Radiation, Electromagnetic Wave, Nonparticulate Radiation
Group relationships: Electromagnetic Spectrum
Specialized synonyms: Infrared, Infrared Emission, Infrared Light, Infrared Radiation, Light, Visible Light, Visible Radiation, Ultraviolet, Ultraviolet Illumination, Ultraviolet Light, Ultraviolet Radiation, Uv
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Literary usage of Actinic radiation
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1. The Nature of Animal Light by Edmund Newton Harvey (1920)
"... ie, visible radiation divided by total (heat, visible, actinic) radiation; (2) by considering, in addition to visible radiation -7- total radiation, ..."
2. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1849)
"... and a diminished quantity of the chemical or actinic radiation might be secured at will without interfering with the heat^giving principle, ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1908)
"... of the light waves in it, it does reduce the amplitude or energy-carrying capacity of both long and short waves, ie, of low heat and actinic radiation. ..."
4. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1895)
"The intensity of actinic radiation may be estimated by observing the depth of tint produced in a piece of photographic paper exposed for a given time. ..."
5. The Photographic News edited by Sir William Crookes, G Wharton Simpson (1859)
"... exposed for a few minutes to the direct rays of the sun hissed as if it had been poured on red-hot iron. The amount of actinic radiation on Tuesday, ..."