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Subject: How to describe x-ray in metal?Wave or particle?

Date: Mon Oct 16 21:34:54 2006
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As we know, electromagnetic wave can penetrate metal a deepth inverse square 
to the energy of photon of the wave.  Then why high energy x-ray has so strong 
penetration ability in metal? It should be penetrate only very short length 
according to the electromagnetics.

Re: How to describe x-ray in metal?Wave or particle?

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