Microbicidal effectiveness of X-rays used for sterilization purposes

Alan Tallentire, Arne Miller

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    Abstract

    The radiation response of spores of Bacillus pumilus was examined for irradiation with 5–7 MeV X-ray at commercial sterilization facilities. The response was found to be the same as that for irradiation with cobalt 60 photons, 10 MeV electrons and low energy electrons at 100 and 80 keV.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
    Volume107
    Pages (from-to)128–130
    ISSN0969-806X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Radiation response
    • Bacillus pumilus
    • X-ray

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