Gamma Radiation

  • (noun): Electromagnetic radiation emitted during radioactive decay and having an extremely short wavelength.
    Synonyms: gamma ray

Some articles on gamma radiation, radiation, gamma:

Radiation Hormesis - Studies of Low Level Radiation - Very High Natural Background Gamma Radiation Cancer Rates At Kerala, India
... thorium) emits about 8 micro Sieverts per hour of gamma radiation, 80 times the dose rate equivalent in London, but a decade long study of 69,985 residents published in Health Physics in ...
Christopher Busby - Second Event Theory and Photoelectric Effect Controversy
... particular on the health effects of ionizing radiation, developing the 'Second Event Theory' and 'Photoelectric Effect Theory' which distinguishes between ... Busby claims that in the low dose regime, radiation moderately above background causes more cancer than much higher levels of radiation i.e ... (The Law of BergoniƩ and Tribondeau) that cells in the G2 Phase are more resistant to radiation than cells in the M Phase (Radiosensitivity and Cell cycle) ...
Properties - Gamma Ray Production - Gamma Rays From Sources Other Than Radioactive Decay
... A few gamma rays in astronomy are known to arise from gamma decay (see discussion of SN1987A) but most do not ... Gamma radiation, like X-radiation, can be produced by a variety of phenomena ... When high-energy gamma rays, electrons, or protons bombard materials, the excited atoms within emit characteristic "secondary" gamma rays, which are products of the ...
Rad Ball - The Device
... The device consists of two constituent parts, a gamma radiation sensitive inner core which fits inside the spherical tungsten outer collimation sheath ... which changes colour when it is exposed to gamma radiation ... environment the collimation device preferentially allows gamma radiation to pass through the collimation holes which deposits tracks within the inner core ...
Leader (comics) - Fictional Character Biography
... radioactive materials exploded, bombarding Sterns with gamma radiation ... He recovered, and found that the radiation had changed him from an ordinary human into a green-skinned, super-intelligent entity with an oversized brain housed ... As was the case with most individuals mutated by Gamma radiation early-on, the particular set of characteristics Sterns acquired by exposure to it were said to result from a subconscious ...

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