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1,183 words, approx. 4 pages
Gamma Radiation Gamma rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light or x rays, but with a much higher energy. The gamma ray spectrum is usually defined as light having a freque... Read more
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Gamma Decay Gamma decay is one of the three radioactive decay modes available to atomic nuclei, along with alpha and beta decay. In alpha and beta decay, the atomic number of the nucleus changes, but ... Read more
340 words, approx. 2 pages
Gamma Radiation Gamma radiation is the emission of photons, the quantized units of light. The particles generally known as gamma rays are at the highest energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum and ... Read more
344 words, approx. 2 pages
Gamma Ray Gamma rays are a kind of electromagnetic radiation, or light energy. Just as visible light, infrared waves, microwaves, radio waves, ultraviolet rays, and x rays are forms of electromagnetic... Read more
349 words, approx. 2 pages
Gamma Ray By 1900, it had become apparent that nuclear radiation consisted of at least two parts, alpha rays and beta rays. These two types of rays were bent in opposite directions by a magnetic field... Read more
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Gamma Ray High energy forms of electromagnetic radiation with very short wavelengths. Gamma rays are emitted by cosmic sources or by radioactive decay of atomic nuclei which occurs during nuclear reac... Read more