|Inactivation Of Microorganisms By Irradiation|
Ionizing radiation induces in (any) irradiated substance chemical active species called free radicals. Microbial extinction by irradiation is the result of their interaction with protein molecules. The damages are concentrated on DNA producing death. As in any type of interaction, a yield could be defined, connecting irradiation dose with the amount of damages - dead microorganisms.
An important, specific and convenient technological consequence follows.