gamma radiation


Definition of gamma radiation

: radiation composed of gamma rays

Examples of gamma radiation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The investigation also utilized gamma radiation scanning devices. Jon Brown, Fox News, 26 May 2022 On islands such as Bikini, the average background gamma radiation is double the maximum value stipulated by an agreement between the governments of the Marshall Islands and United States. Hart Rapaport, Scientific American, 4 Apr. 2022 For Rongelap, further research is needed to understand the large amount of background gamma radiation on one of the northern islands, called Naen, as well as the presence of plutonium isotopes in the soil. Hart Rapaport, Scientific American, 4 Apr. 2022 Scientists made the discovery following attempts to sterilize cans of meat using high doses of gamma radiation. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 23 Mar. 2022 Andrusevych, the Ukrainian lawyer, notes the conflict has already raised acute concerns, like at Chernobyl, where the status of monitoring and maintenance is uncertain after sensors recorded high gamma radiation levels there last week. Matt Simon, Wired, 3 Mar. 2022 Ukraine’s nuclear agency warned that readings of gamma radiation in the exclusion zone, exceeded control levels on Friday, due to the large number of heavy military machines in the area disturbing the topsoil. Chris Morris, Fortune, 25 Feb. 2022 Studies of ice cores from glaciers and polar caps on Earth have found a telltale spike in gamma radiation that seemed to arrive about three million years ago, seemingly from a star that exploded some 300 light-years away. Jonathan O'callaghan, Scientific American, 6 Jan. 2022 China’s National Nuclear Safety Administration reported elevated background gamma radiation levels in the plant’s vicinity on Monday, in some cases nearly twice those at monitoring posts farther inland. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gamma radiation

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gamma radiation was in 1904

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5 Jun 2022

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“Gamma radiation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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Medical Definition of gamma radiation

: radiation that is composed of gamma rays and is used in cancer radiotherapy

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