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Electromagnetic waves
Name Wavelength (m) Application Detected by Produced by
Gamma 10-15 - 10-12 + Killing Geiger-muller Energy
rays bacteria on tube released from
food. nuclei.
+ Curing cancer
+ Sterilising
equipment
X-rays 10-12 - 10-10 + X-rays in Photographic Bombarding
hospitals film metal with
+ X-ray therapy electrons
UV rays 10-8 - 10-6 + Detecting Skin and The sun
forged fluorescence
banknotes
+ Sunbeds
+ Treating skin
conditions
Visible light 10-7 - 10-5 + Photography Eyes The sun
Infra-red 10-6 - 10-3 + Infra-red Skin Hot solids
technology
(similar to
bluetooth)
+ IR
spectroscop
y
Microwaves 10-3 - 1 + Astronomy Oscillation of Klystron
+ Microwave molecules oscillators
oven
+ Mobile
phones
Radio 10-3 - + Radio Resonance in Electrons
waves 100,000,000 + TV tuned electrical oscillating in
circuits transmitting
aerials

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