Electron beam (E-Beam) irradiation is a form of ionizing energy that is characterized by its low penetration and high-dosage rates. The beam – a concentrated, highly charged stream of electrons – is generated by accelerators capable of producing continuous or pulsed beams. As the product/material being sterilized passes the E-Beam, energy from the electrons is absorbed, altering various chemical bonds, damaging the DNA, and destroying the reproductive capabilities of the microorganisms.
Best Suited For
- Low-density, uniformly packaged products
- Polymer modification
- Semiconductor enhancement
- Low-dose or tight-dose ranges
- Product, biologics, and tissue