Essays Tagged: "Gamma ray"

Gamma Rays

Gamma Rays are Waves on the electromagnetic Spectrum that have aWavelength of 10 or Higher and 11 do ... celerated by such devices such as theCyclotron and synchrotron. There are also many uses for Gamma rays in Medicine. Gamma Raysare used in medicine to kill and treat certain types of cancers an ... ncers and tumors.Gamma rays passing through the tissue of the body produce ionization in thetissue. Gamma rays can harm the cells in our body. The rays can also detectbrain and Cardiovascular Abnormal ...

(2 pages) 81 0 4.2 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

The Search For Dark Matter in the Universe.

the stars, dust clouds and other matter visible to radio, infrared, optical, ultraviolet, X-ray, or gamma-ray telescopes. What is not readily apparent through these mediums is even more mysterious. Wh ...

(6 pages) 108 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Observing Stars.

spectrum, which includes waves in the visible, ultra-violet, infra-red, microwave, radio, X-ray and gamma-ray regions. The scale of the spectrum is so large that no region is distinct, several overlap ... les from the sun ionise gas molecules: this is photo-ionisation. Ultra-violet radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays are also absorbed at this layer. Absorption of the electromagnetic spectrum at various al ...

(11 pages) 97 1 2.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Radioactivity.

decay: (each based on which kind of radiation released by the nucleus) alpha decay, beta decay, and gamma decay.Gamma rays, also called gamma radiation, are the most energetic radiation. In a radioact ... rays, also called gamma radiation, are the most energetic radiation. In a radioactive isotope, the gamma rays come from the nucleus of the atom. There are two ways radiation can travel either as part ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Gamma Rays

Gamma Rays are Waves on the electromagnetic Spectrum that have a Wavelength of 10 or Higher and 11 d ... are accelerated by such devices such as the Cyclotron and synchrotron.There are also many uses for Gamma rays in Medicine. Gamma Rays are used in medicine to kill and treat certain types of cancers a ... in Medicine. Gamma Rays are used in medicine to kill and treat certain types of cancers and tumors. Gamma rays passing through the tissue of the body produce ionization in the tissue. Gamma rays can h ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Analyse the benefits and problems associated with the use of Radioisotopes in identified industries

spot images, which reveal early signs of disease and map how organs are functioning. The low energy gamma radiation it emits, the small dose in which it's injected and it a short half-life (6hours), m ... hair-loss, skin burning, sweating, fever, pain, or decreases in the levels of different blood cells.Gamma sterilisation (using Caesium-137) of bandages and surgical equipment has greatly reduced the s ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.8 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Jesse Ernest Wilkins Jr.

Physical Review in 1953. Wilkins developed mathematical models for the calculation of the amount of gamma radiation absorbed by a given material. This work was important for the development of shieldi ... on absorbed by a given material. This work was important for the development of shielding to absorb gamma radiation emitted by the sun and other nuclear sources and was instrumental for both nuclear r ...

(1 pages) 1370 0 1.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Sodium24 analysis

ginal essays.1 & 2.Sodium-24 is an isotope used in medicine and the mining industry, as it is a gamma emitter. It is used for studies of electrolytes within the body, and also to locate leaks in i ... articles collide with an atom, knocking out an electron, making it positive. Because sodium-24 is a gamma emitter, the chance of a particle hitting an atom is small, because the particles that are dec ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope.

GLAST stands for Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope. It is currently being built at the NASA space center. GLAST wi ... Area Space Telescope. It is currently being built at the NASA space center. GLAST will be used for gamma-ray astronomy, and to study how black holes work. The launch of GLAST is expected in September ... ll study the cosmos in the energy ranges of 10 keV to 300 GeV. After several successful missions in gamma-ray astronomy, EGRET (Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope) was created and put on the CGR ...

(1 pages) 438 1 3.9 Nov/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Information on the radioisotope: Cobalt 60 used in medicine and in industry

its useCobalt-60 is used in industrial radiography to inspect metal parts and welds for defects, in gamma sterilisation of equipment and in gauging. In the area of medicine, Cobalt-60 is used in cance ... its half-life.Cobalt-60 undergoes radioactive decay with the emission of beta particles and strong gamma radiation. It ultimately decays to non-radioactive nickel with a half-life of 5.24 years.d) Id ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Electromagnetic Radiation Assignment: X-Rays - The history of x-rays, how they can help health services + science, why they exist, how to detect x-rays.

X-rays travel at the speed of light, just like radio waves, micro-waves, infra-red, ultraviolet and gamma rays. All these rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. From studying the way waves mov ... that x-rays have the second highest energy level on the electromagnetic spectrum, closely following gamma rays. The wavelength is very short, only 1/1000000 cm, compared to visible light which has a w ...

(7 pages) 57 0 3.8 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Long Physics Notes: Communications and Space: Not all dot points covered in this assignment

Too much UV radiation would cause cancer and dangerous mutations. Too much penetration by X-rays or gamma rays would quickly kill us.Higher frequency waves such as gamma, x-rays and some UV rays are b ... which detect the radio waves emitted by celestial bodies.1.4 Identify the methods of detection for gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, infra-red [heat] radiation, microwaves, ra ...

(10 pages) 20 0 2.3 Jul/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Radioisotope technology - tracers

dioactive decay into a more stable state; this process releases alpha and/or beta particles, and/or gamma rays. They can used as tracers in biology and medicine to "mark" the pathways of which certain ... y as their non-radioactive counterparts. Using technology such as Geiger counters, autoradiography, gamma ray spectrometers, scintillation counters, Positron Emission Tomography, SPECT and nuclear ima ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

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360 degrees of devastation, and six degrees of seperation..Equals 60 emcees thats gon die from each gamma ray salivation...I still see 20/20 with a cycloptic chromosome, so all mimes manipulated by ps ...

(4 pages) 559 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Electromagnetic Radiation

nsparent medium.The main types of electromagnetic radiation, in order of increasing wavelength, are gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves. T ... they were separate particles of energy. Also each photon has a certain amount of energy, except for gamma rays, all electromagnetic radiation is generated by the movement of electrons, negatively char ...

(1 pages) 382 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Electromagnetic Radiation

nsparent medium.The main types of electromagnetic radiation, in order of increasing wavelength, are gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves. T ... they were separate particles of energy. Also each photon has a certain amount of energy, except for gamma rays, all electromagnetic radiation is generated by the movement of electrons, negatively char ...

(1 pages) 1214 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Electromagnetic Radiation

nsparent medium.The main types of electromagnetic radiation, in order of increasing wavelength, are gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves. T ... they were separate particles of energy. Also each photon has a certain amount of energy, except for gamma rays, all electromagnetic radiation is generated by the movement of electrons, negatively char ...

(1 pages) 366 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Electromagnetic Radiation

nsparent medium.The main types of electromagnetic radiation, in order of increasing wavelength, are gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves. T ... they were separate particles of energy. Also each photon has a certain amount of energy, except for gamma rays, all electromagnetic radiation is generated by the movement of electrons, negatively char ...

(1 pages) 626 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Gamma radiation Practical

Gamma ray intensity is the number of photons hitting a unit area in unit time, this is calculated th ... de radiation illuminating on the count rate detector.This practical will study the way in which the gamma ray intensity varies with distance from the source. Gamma rays are electromagnetic radiations ... uare of its distance from the source. This is known as the inverse square law:The distance from the gamma source to the Geiger Muller tube will be changed during the practical and the effect this has ...

(4 pages) 2917 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Silver Button Cell Americium-241 Aplha parical in Smoke detectors there There are Pictures, diagrams and a Bibliography in the uploaded files

the radioisotope used in smoke detectors. Americium-241 (Am) decays to produce Neptunium-237 (Np), Gamma rays and an alpha particle which has high ionization energy, causing the oxygen molecules in t ... ygen molecules in the air to ionize.O2 2O+ + e-Decomposition of Americium-241 241Am Np + α + γThe positively charged particles, Alpha particles and positively charged Oxygen molecules, mov ...

(2 pages) 2920 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry