gamma ray


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  • noun

Synonyms for gamma ray

electromagnetic radiation emitted during radioactive decay and having an extremely short wavelength

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Something in the direction of this dwarf galaxy is emitting gamma rays.
Like cobalt gamma rays, X-rays can pass through thick foods, and require heavy shielding for safety.
First, the detection of gamma rays through sample tissue (porcine fat) was assessed to ensure that the fatty tissue is analogous to that of human breast tissue.
The gamma ray detectors and low noise preamplifiers have been designed to ensure that sources of instrumental noise are small compared to this limit.
This would account for some of the bright gamma rays flowing from the galactic center, but scientists realized that it would not explain the much larger flow of gamma radiation coming from the Milky Way as a whole.
This fundamental research on terrestrial gamma ray flashes is funded in part by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's NIMBUS program.
and British scientists said gamma ray observations found that a seemingly unremarkable galaxy was an energy powerhouse.
Scientists previously could not determine which atomic particles are responsible for emissions from the interstellar gas clouds because cosmic ray protons and electrons give rise to gamma rays with similar energies.
It's a super-massive black hole at the core of a distant galaxy that captures gas and material from nearby stars, heats it and releases X-rays, gamma rays and jets of material toward Earth at nearly the speed of light.
Such statements include information regarding our expectations, goals or intentions about the future, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the sale of a Mobile Gamma Ray System (GaRDS(TM)), the nature of the technology upon which this product is based, and Rapiscan's competitive position in the marketplace.
Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT) recorded one gamma ray with an energy of at least 94 billion electron volts (GeV), or some 35 billion times the energy of visible light, and about three times greater than the LAT's previous record.
Occasionally, a gamma ray collides with starlight and transforms into a pair of particles -- an electron and its antimatter counterpart, a positron.
The GammaRAE Pager is a pager-sized radiation monitor that rapidly detects gamma ray sources using a sensitive cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator.
Analysts utilize linear accelerators, gamma ray detectors, and digital signal processors to perform in-depth material science investigations.