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Gamma Rays

Penetrating, high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from atomic nuclei during NUCLEAR DECAY. The range of wavelengths of emitted radiation is between 0.1 - 100 pm which overlaps the shorter, more energetic hard X-RAYS wavelengths. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.

Year introduced: 1991(1975)

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Tree Number(s): G01.358.500.505.300, G01.750.250.300, G01.750.750.400

MeSH Unique ID: D005720

Entry Terms:

  • Gamma Ray
  • Ray, Gamma
  • Rays, Gamma
  • Radiation, Gamma
  • Gamma Radiation
  • Gamma Radiations
  • Radiations, Gamma
  • X-Rays, Nuclear
  • Nuclear X-Ray
  • X Rays, Nuclear
  • X-Ray, Nuclear
  • Nuclear X-Rays
  • Nuclear X Rays

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