Wavelength of 10 or Higher and 11 down. Gamma Rays are produced in labs through
the process of nuclear collision and also through the artificial Radioactivity
that accompanies these interactions. The high energy nuclei needed for the
collisions are accelerated by such devices such as the Cyclotron and synchrotron.
There are also many uses for Gamma rays in Medicine. Gamma Rays are used
passing through the tissue of the body produce ionization in the tissue. Gamma
Cardiovascular Abnormalities. These are some of the many uses of Gamma Rays in
Rays can be used to examine metallic castings or welds in oil pipelines for weak
opposite weak points. In industry, Gamma rays are also used for detecting
internal defects in metal castings and in welded structures. Gamma rays are used
reactors and atomic bombs.
Gamma rays are often used in the food industry. The radioisotopes
preserve foods. Although the rays never come in contact with the food, Beta
played a very important role in the development of the atomic bomb.
Gamma Rays can be very dangerous to use or be in contact with. Gamma
materials in rocks and soil. We take some of these materials into our bodies
bodies produce ionization in the tissue. High levels of gamma Radiation can
produce ionization of the tissue and cause skin cancer.
There are many ways in which we can protect ourselves from these harmful
a 1/2 inch thick. This kind of shielding will block only 50% of 1 million
electron volts of Gamma rays. We can also protect ourselves from gamma rays with
4 inches of water. Lead provides the most protection from gamma rays. A 1/4 of
an inch absorbs all the gamma ray exposure.
Many Gamma rays also come from outer space in a few major bursts the sun
produces gamma rays with energies up to one million electron volts. The
interaction of high energy electrons, Protons, and Nuclei of the sun, emit the
rays. Gamma rays can also come from the other stars in space, Through the
Astronomers have studied gamma rays to gain a better understanding of the
astronomical process. Gamma rays are a form of Electromagnetic radiation
similar to X-rays. Gamma rays carry millions of electron volts. As gamma rays
which transforming into new elements, also emit gamma rays.
Long before experiments gamma rays emitted by cosmic sources,
scientists had known that the universe should be producing such photons. Hard
work by several brilliant scientists had shown that a number of different
processes which were occurring in the universe would result in gamma ray
emissions. These processes included cosmic ray interactions with interstellar
gases, supernova explosions, and interactions of energetic electrons with
magnetic fields. In the 1960?s we finally developed thew ability to actually
detect these emissions and we have been looking at them ever since.