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Title: Gamma Rays


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Gamma Rays
  • By Miles, Raj, and Tony

2
Statistics
  • Wavelength is between 10 and 1 pm (picometers)
  • Frequency is between 30 and 300 EHz
  • Most energetic wave on the electromagnetic
    spectrum

3
Discovery
  • Paul Villard
  • 1900
  • French physicist who worked in Paris at the same
    time as Marie Curie
  • Used lead to stop Alpha and Beta rays, the other
    ray that penetrated was called Gamma

4
Uses
  • Used to treat Cancer
  • Used in CT Scans
  • Used to change White Topaz to Blue Topaz
  • Used to screen ship containers entering U.S. ports

5
Danger
  • Gamma Rays kill cells in living organisms
  • Overexposure can cause nausea, hair loss,
    hemorrhaging and eventually death

6
Visibility
  • Humans and other organisms cant see it because
    it is such a high frequency
  • This is because Gamma Rays are 10,000,000,000
    more energetic than visible light waves

7
Bibliography
  • Wikipedia. 13 May 2010. Web. 14 May 2010.
    lthttp//wikipedia.orggt.
  • Wikipedia. "Electromagnetic Spectrum." Wikipedia.o
    rg. 13 May 2010. Web. 14 May 2010.
  • World Book. "Gamma Rays." The World Book Student
    Discovery Science Encyclopedia.Chicago World
    Book, 2006. 46. Print.
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