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I was taught that gamma rays came from the nucleus and x-rays were extra- nuclear in origin. The diagrams of the electromagnetic spectrum indicate the difference is based on the wavelength (with an overlapping zone that can be either). What is the most correct means of determining if electromagnetic radiation is an x-ray or gamma ray? If the classification is based on the origin, is there a good reason to show X and gamma rays separately on the diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum? Thank you, Ken
Re: Are gamma and x-rays determined by origin or energy?
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