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Some facts about radiation

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posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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I am at work and too busy to pick the bones out of all your statements but I will say this....

Bremsstrahlung is a process which creates X-Rays NOT Gamma

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RK




posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 04:07 AM
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The only reason I'm responding is because of Toffeeapple's excellent post which is by far the most useful information in this thread.



posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by Rigel Kent
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I am at work and too busy to pick the bones out of all your statements but I will say this....

Bremsstrahlung is a process which creates X-Rays NOT Gamma


Wrong again! Even solar flares can produce brems in gamma range:
hesperia.gsfc.nasa.gov...

The bremsstrahlung spectrum can extend up into the gamma-ray range. Indeed, in some of the biggest flares, the spectrum is seen to extend to energies in excess of 100 MeV.


Specifically,

www.fas.harvard.edu...

The fraction of the electron energy converted into bremsstrahlung increases with increasing electron energy and is largest for absorbing materials of high atomic number. The bremsstrahlung energy spectrum is a continuum with photon energies extending as high as the initial electron energy


So for high energy electrons almost all of their energy can convert into brems. This can easily be in GeV range. I've seen it in experiment many times.

Please take care when posting, you are doing a disservice to public when you place incorrect info.



 
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