Actinic degradation

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Chemical degradation, such as oxidation, of a material due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or other sources.

Synonyms and Related Terms

strahlungsbedingter Abbau (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996