What are x-rays?
Who Invented the X-Ray?
How do X-Rays Work?
They are produced when high velocity electrons collide with the metal plates, thereby giving the energy as the x-rays and themselves absorbed by the metal plate.
Properties of X-Rays
The properties are given below:
- They have are shorter wavelength of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Requires high voltage to produce x-rays .
- Used to capture the human skeleton defects.
- They travel in straight line and do not carry electric charge with them.
- They are capable of traveling in vacuum.
Since the discovery of X-Radiation, they are used in the various field and for various purposes. Some of them are given below.
- Medical Science
Medical Use: They are used for medical purpose to detect the breakage in human bones.
Security: They are used as a scanner to scan the luggage of passengers in airports, rail terminals and other places.
Astronomy: It is emitted by celestial objects are studied to understand the environment.
Industrial Purpose: It is widely used to detect the defects in the welds.
Restoration: They are used to restore old paintings.
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