answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation just like visible light. They travel at the same speed (299,792 km/s in a vacuum) as visible light. The only difference is that x-rays have a much higher frequency (~10^18 Hz) and hence a much shorter wavelength (~1 nm) than visible light.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-06-27 22:38:10
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides

Physics

20 cards

Which term explains whether an object's velocity has increased or decreased over time

Which of these is a characteristic of nonmetals

What is the only factor needed to calculate change in velocity due to acceleration of gravity 9.8 ms

What term is used to describe splitting a large atomic nucleus into two smaller ones

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
4.18
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
71 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the speed of x-rays?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Is the velocity of X-rays constant?

Yes, all xrays travel at the speed of light.


Do xrays travel at a greater speed than radio waves?

No. All forms of electromagnetic radiation travel at the same speed. We usually call that speed "the speed of light".


Who discovers xrays?

Wilhelm Rontgen discovered xrays


What do xrays have to do with the holocaust?

They experimented with xrays on the prisoners in the concentration camps. Mostly at Auschwitz.


How much does a series of knee xrays cost?

I just got my xrays taken for my left knee, it was four xrays for $100, it may be more other places


Bad when pregnant and take xrays?

Xrays are damaging to developing babies. Only as last resort.


Who discovered xrays?

Roentgen.


Did they have xrays in the civil war?

No, they did not.


What percents of xrays are produced in a photoelectric effect?

The amount of xrays produced in a photoelectric effect varies. . . . alot.


Do xrays travel faster than the speed of light?

No. X-rays are the exact same physical phenomenon as light, only with a shorter wavelength. Their speeds are the same.


What does an xray technician do?

take xrays


Are xrays used at airports?

YES


Should you have routine chest xrays?

No.


Are xrays radiant energy?

Yes.


What is a lead used for?

its used for xrays


Do xrays ionize gases?

yes


Are xrays electromagnetic in nature?

Yes.


How does a nurse use math in x ray?

They dont, nurses dont take xrays! Radiologic technologist take xrays!


Can airport xrays see if you are on your period?

No they cannot.


Do airports have xrays?

Most of them do have X-rays.


What contrast medium is used in xrays?

iodine


Can xrays go through body?

Yes.


What type of doctor gives xrays?

A radiologist


How do you know if an ankle is sprained or broken?

xrays.


How fast do xrays travel?

Xray speed in a vacum is equal to the spped of visible light, 186,000 miles per second, or 300,000 km per second. Outside of a vacum, x-ray waves are subject to various factors that change speed.