Gamma rays

Parisi, Alfio (2008) Gamma rays. In: Scientifica: the comprehensive guide to the world of science : mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, medicine. Millennium House, Elanora Heights, Australia, pp. 62-63. ISBN 978-1-921209-22-2


Gamma rays are a form of high energy emitted from the nucleus of an atom when the nucleus releases energy to move to a state of lower energy. Although damaging to living tissue, gamma rays can also be used beneficially in medicine for both treatment and diagnosis.

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Additional Information: Scientific encyclopaedia
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009 15:10
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 03:12
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis > 111208 Radiation Therapy
02 Physical Sciences > 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics > 020202 Nuclear Physics
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
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