Gamma rays

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  • Gamma rays
    • electromagnetic radiation
    • electromagnetic radiation was originally emitted by X-ray tubes
    • can be produced by phenomena, both nuclear and non-nuclear
    • produced in conjunction with other forms of radiation such as alpha or beta rays
    • very dangerous
    • may transfer its energy directly to any electrons
    • are known to arise from gamma decay
    • Gamma-rays have the smallest wavelengths
    • Gamma-rays are the most energetic form of light
    • are produced by the hottest regions of the universe
    • gamma rays cannot be captured and reflected in mirrors


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