X – rays, discovered by German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen are electromagnectic waves with wavelength range 0.1 ‎Å – 100 ‎Å

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Facts on X-Ray



 

  1. The discovery of X-rays was an accidental discovery while doing research on cathode rays. 


  2. X-rays can easily pass through the soft tissues of our body. They cannot pass through our bones, due to their dense calcium deposits. Thus the bones block the x-rays.


  3. X-rays have been extremely beneficial in diagnosing defects and ailments related to bones


  4. X-rays are also emitted naturally in space, the primary source being galaxies and stars. The remnants of Crab nebula and other such supernovae emit strong X-rays.


  5. X-rays are used in the treatment of various dreadful ailments like cancer, fracture, tumors etc, by passing intense radiation through the affected part and taking the image.


 

 

Daksha Shah

Daksha is an integral part of the editorial team at Zigya. Armed with a B.Tech degree, she oversees content quality assurance for Biology. Her subtle wit, observation skills and agile demeanour bring the buzz in the editorial team and ensures meeting stiff deadlines. An astute blogger, when not working Daksha prefers to spend her time with her canine companion, Spiky. Follow her work at www.zigya.com

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Rontgen Radiation was last modified: May 14th, 2016 by Daksha Shah