X-Rays

Blanca Garcia Period 7

Description

An X-Ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation similar to light but with a shorter wavelength and capable of penetrating solids and of ionizing gases
-->Wavelength Range is of 0.01 to 10 nanometers

-->Frequency Range is of 30 pertahertz to 30 exahertz

-->Velocity in a vacuum is

An interesting fact for X-Rays is that they were discovered by accident when scientist were experimenting with vacuum tubes.

Another interesting fact is that X-Rays about 10 million more energy than radio waves.

X-Rays uses

X-Rays are used to check for broken bones.

X-Rays are also used to look for breast cancer and pneumonia.

Health Impacts

Positives--> Doctors use x-rays to investigate the presence of a disease or injury

--> X-Rays are painless and fast

Negatives-->Too much radiation from x-rays can cause cell damage

-->X-Rays increase the risk of getting cancer

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How Do X-rays Work?