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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA page about electromagnetic waves with descriptions of such waves and their uses.Covers radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet (UV), x-rays and gamma rays.

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Compton Scattering

Arthur H. Compton observed the scattering of x-rays from electrons in a carbon target and found scattered x-rays with a longer wavelength than those incident upon the target.

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NASA | What Are Gamma Rays?

A short video from NASA explaining gamma rays.

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Philipp von Lenard

Philipp von Lenard (1861 - 1947) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 for his important work on cathode rays. Lenard's work on cathode rays served as a basis for the development of the ...

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Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett

Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett (1897 - 1974) work was focused on cosmic rays and he helped designed a counter-controlled cloud chamber, a brilliant invention which managed to make cosmic rays ...

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X-Rays

Definition and links to related topics.

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Chromoscope

See the universe in range of wavelengths from gamma rays to radio waves.

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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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Cosmic Rays

Information on the high energy radiation which strikes the Earth from space.

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X-ray imaging

A brief overview of how x-rays are used in medicine and forms part of teachers resources for medical physics.

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