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ISBN: 9781938168000
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What is the difference between (rays and characteristic x rays? Is either necessarily more energetic than the other? Which can be the most energetic?

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The difference between γ rays and characteristic X rays. Is either necessarily more energetic than the other? Which can be the most energetic?

Explanation

Gamma ray is produced by radiation of naturally occurring sources, but X-ray is produced from man-made machines. Gammas are produced from radioactive atomic nuclei and X-rays are produced by electron excitation/acceleration...

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