Electromagnetic radiation emitted from the nucleus of a atom
- It has no mass and no charge
- travels at the speed of light
- Gamma Rays can release more energy than the sun
The first Atomic bomb was used in WWII
Nuclear Weapon test
The atmospheric testing of some 545 nuclear weapons up to 1963 caused people to be exposed to radiation.
Average annual radiation dose is 360 millirems per person. 300 from natural sources.
Nuclear power plant
The temperature inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius:
The frequency range and the Wave Length range.
Uses of Gamma
1:To help fight off cancer
2: Gamma rays are often used in the food industry to preserve foods
3: Gamma rays are used in medicine to kill and treat certain types of cancers and tumors.
4:Gamma rays can be used to detect beryllium.