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Substance Name: Gamma Rays
ID: D005720000

Note

  • Penetrating, high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted from atomic nuclei during NUCLEAR DECAY. The range of wavelengths of emitted radiation is between 0.1 - 100 pm which overlaps the shorter, more energetic hard X-RAYS wavelengths. The distinction between gamma rays and X-rays is based on their radiation source.
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Gamma Rays

MeSH Heading

  • Gamma Rays

Synonyms

  • Gamma Radiation
  • Radiation, Gamma

Registry Number

  • D005720000