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gamma rays

Gamma rays are used to irradiate food, sterilize medical equipment, and scan cargo containers.
  The most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation
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Moving from the most energetic to the least energetic electromagnetic rays:  gamma, X-rays, ultraviolet rays, optical radiation (light), infrared radiation (heat), and radio waves.
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  • Gamma rays are used to irradiate food, sterilize medical equipment, and scan cargo containers.
  • They went right on through us as if they were gamma rays.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • From there, they worked north and south with Lauritsen electroscopes, which are sensitive to both beta rays and gamma rays.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Primary ship weapons were fusion-pumped visible light, X-ray and gamma ray lasers.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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  • When microorganisms are zapped with low levels of gamma rays or x-rays, they are not killed, but their DNA is disrupted, and they cannot reproduce.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In the present paper it is shown that Xrays, gamma rays, and beta rays produce identical inactivating effects on this bacteriophage.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The first stage had been all over before the doctors even knew they were dealing with a new sickness; it was the direct reaction to the bombardment of the body, at the moment when the bomb went off, by neutrons, beta particles, and gamma rays.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • And they sported five-hundred-terawatt gamma ray lasers as their main armament.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But Holabird was won by the scientific world’s reception of Martin’s first important paper, on the effect of X-rays, gamma rays, and beta rays on the anti-Shiga phage.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • They thought that perhaps gamma rays, entering the body at the time of the explosion, made the phosphorus in the victim’s bones radio-active, and that they in turn emitted beta particles, which, though they could not penetrate far through flesh, could enter the bone marrow, where blood is manufactured, and gradually tear it down.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
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Associated words [difficulty]:   gamma rays [8] , Standard Model [9] , fermion [9]
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