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GAMMA RADIATION

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French Equivalent: Rayonnement gamma

Definition:
Gamma radiation is a type of radiation comprising true rays of energy, in contrast to alpha and beta radiation’s. Its properties are similar to those of X—rays and other electromagnetic waves. It comprises the most penetrating waves of radiant nuclear energy but can be blocked by dense materials such as lead.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, December 11, 2001