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 Form 4 Physics online video lessons on X-Rays

Properties of X-rays

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Properties of X-rays
i) They travel in straight lines
ii) They undergo reflection and diffraction
iii) They are not affected by electric or magnetic fields since they are not charged particles.
iv) They ionize gases causing them to conduct electricity
v) They affect photographic films
vi) They are highly penetrating, able to pass easily through thin sheets of paper, metal foils and body tissues
vii) They cause fluorescence in certain substances for example barium platinocynide.