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Cherenkov Radiation

Electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle gives off energy as it moves through a transparent medium faster than the speed of light in that medium.

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Interaction of radiation with matter

Different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum have very different effects on different things.

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Gamma-Rays

Information on the electromagnetic radiation from the nucleus as a part of a radioactive process.

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Photon

Photon is the name given to a quantum of light or other electromagnetic radiation.

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Enlightened

A site from the ThinkQuest competition about light giving brief descriptions of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves and microwaves to x rays and gamma rays.

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Ionising Radiation and Health

Radiation can interact with surrounding matter to produce positively and negatively charged particles (a type of electricity). This process is called ionisation, hence the term ionizing radiation.

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Biological Effects of Low-Level, Electromagnetic Fields

Statements from the Institution of Engineering and Technology on the possible health effects of EM fields and radiation from power lines, mobile phones and their associated base stations.

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Synchrotron Radiation

When moving charges spiral in a magnetic field, they produce radiation as a result of their accelerations which is called synchrotron radiation.

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Fluid gravity and applied electromagnetics

A company collaborating in university research projects, mainly looking at the effect of blast shockwaves on structures. Offers modeling software and video clips.

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Hyperphysics - Radiation Risk

Units of radiation, description of risk of radiation, comparing old and new units with good links to other relevant parts of the site.

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