Can electronic devices withstand gamma radiation?
Sophisticated electronics can be damaged by ionizing radiation, but the amount of radiation needed before electronics stop working is quite high. For example, a digital video camera could operate near used nuclear fuel, which emits enough radiation for lethal doses in very short time periods, for a year or more before it would stop working. A common radiation source, like any natural source or a calibration standard, couldn't even wreck a digital wristwatch if you left it there forever.
Gamma rays have very short wavelenght and therefore have very high penetrating power. When gamma rays hit living cells, our cells cannot withstand such an high intensity radiation which results in apoptosis of the cell. The penetrating effect of gamma rays can be minimized by using thick sheets of lead around the gamma ray source.
Optoelectronics is the study of electronic devices that detect and control light, generally on a sub atomic level with photons. Optoelectronics is also concerned with invisible forms of radiation such as Gamma rays, X rays, ultraviolet and infrared radiation - all of which fall under the broad spectrum of light.
Of alpha, beta and gamma radiation, gamma radiation has the greater ability to penetrate either shielding or living tissue. The penetration issue aside, a contact source that is an alpha emitter can do more tissue damage than beta or gamma radiation. Alpha and beta radiation are particulate radiation. They involve a particle. Gamma radiation is electromagnetic radiation of high energy. Use the links below to learn more about each type of radiation and get a…
Infrared radiation has long wavelength and gamma rays has shortest wavelength. The energy carried by a Infrared radiation is low, while the energy carried by a gamma ray is high. And also gamma ray has higher frequency and infrared radiation has low frequency. Unlike Infrared radiation, gamma rays cannot be captured and reflected by mirrors.
Yes. Both the proton and the antiproton are annihilated; they convert to gamma radiation. Yes. Both the proton and the antiproton are annihilated; they convert to gamma radiation. Yes. Both the proton and the antiproton are annihilated; they convert to gamma radiation. Yes. Both the proton and the antiproton are annihilated; they convert to gamma radiation.
Actually, gamma is the ONLY type of radiation ray. Since the three types of radiation are alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays, and the other two are particles, technically, gamma rays are the only radiation rays. If that is not what you are looking for, then I recommend rephrasing your question.
Isotopes that are unstable will emit radiation, which can be alpha particles , beta particles or gamma radiation. The radiation can be used to treat cancer in the case of cobalt-60, which emits gamma radiation. Cancerous cell are destryed by directing a contrlled beam of gamma radiation at the cells.
No one "invented" gamma radiation. It has been here since the beginning of time. Paul Villard, a French chemist and physicist, while working with Radium, discovered the effects of gamma radiation in 1900, noting that gamma radiation was different than the previously identified alpha and beta radiation.
Beta radiation is particles of either electrons or positrons gamma radiation is electromagnetic radiation Alpha radiation is particles where each particle is composed of two protons and two neutrons (helium nucleus) In addition, gamma has the strongest penetration followed by beta, and followed by alpha radiation
Gamma radiation and x-radiation are identical if they both have the same wave length. The only difference between x-radiation and gamma radiation is that gamma radiation is produced by natural processes while x-radiation is man-made. The block of lead will not be able to tell the difference between the two sources and will attenuate both the same.