light polymerization

light pol·y·mer·i·za·tion

(līt poli-mĕr-ī-zāshŭn)
Use of visible or ultraviolet illumination to excite a photoinitiator; which can initiate polymerization, usually of a resin.
Synonym(s): light curing.
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IVA shade was selected to minimize the effects of colorants on light polymerization.
14,15) In previous studies, the use of a self-curing catalyst resulted in a higher degree of polymerization when compared with that achieved by light polymerization alone.