1 Medical Physics

  • Colleen Moroney
  • Published 2002


X-rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The most spectacular property of x-rays is their ability to penetrate materials that are opaque to less energetic radiation. The penetrating power of x-rays depends on their energy. The more penetrating x-rays, known as hard x-rays (produced by increased accelerating potential) (λ≈0.01 nm), are of higher… (More)


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