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Gamma Rays

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Used in nuclear research, geophysics, mineral exploration. They are also used in many medical applications. Images of our universe taken in gamma rays have yielded important information on the life and death of stars, and other violent processes in the universe. They are also used to kill cancer cells without having to resort to difficult surgery.

Gamma rays cause cell damage and can cause a variety of cancers.They cause mutations in growing tissues, so unborn babies are vulnerable.

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GAMMA RAYS

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Use of gamma rays

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Generated by radioactiive atoms and in nuclear explosion and are more penetrating than X-rays. They are given off by stars, and by some radioactive substances. They pass through most materials, and are quite difficult to stop - you need lead or concrete in order to block them out.

They are extremely high frequency waves, and carry a large amount of energy. They have frequencies above 10 exahertz (or >1019 Hz), and wavelengths less than 10 picometers (less than the diameter of an atom).


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