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Planck Radiation Formula

The Planck radiation formula is an example of the distribution of energy according to Bose-Einstein statistics.

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Biography of Charles Glover Barkla

Charles Glover Barkla (1877 - 1944) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1917 for his comprehensive research into the nature of radiation, in particular secondary radiation.

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COBE Satellite

NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer satellite was launched to explore the cosmic microwave background radiation. It has discovered fluctuations in that radiation which are important to big bang ...

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How Nuclear Medicine Works

A brief description of how Nuclear Medicine works. The pages address broad areas of medical use of radiation: PET, MRI scanners, SPECT, cardiovascular and bone scanning, treatment, radiation therapy.

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Explainer: the difference between radiation and radioactivity

A clarifying article explaining the difference between radiation and radioactivity.

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Heat transfer - convection, cooling and radiation

A revision guide for heat transfer covering convection, cooling and radiation suitable for children 14-16

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What is ionising radiation? Alpha, beta and gamma

Revision website about ionising radiation and the properties of alpha, beta and gamma

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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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Cosmic Microwave Background radiation

A page describing this topic and why it is so interesting.

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Black Body Radiation

A clear explanation with the associated graphs and an introduction to the relevant laws.

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