γ (Gamma) rays are_________


γ (Gamma) rays are electromagnetic waves.

Gamma Radiation

  • Gamma rays or gamma radiation is a stream of the high-energy electromagnetic radiation given off by an atomic nucleus undergoing radioactive decay.
  • Gamma radiation or gamma ray is an extremely high-frequency radioactive radiation consisting of high-energy photons.
  • It was first discovered by a French chemist and physicist, Paul Villard in 1900. It was named gamma ray by Ernest Rutherford in 1903.

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