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Q & A: Is there any relation between gamma rays and the size of the nucleus?

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Most recent answer: 02/03/2017
Q:
Is there any relation between gamma rays and the size of the nucleus? The wavelength of gamma rays is less than 10^-11 meters but never less than 10^-14 meters. Is this because size of nucleus is 10^-14 meters?
- Razin Shaikh (age 17)
Navsari, Gujarat, India
A:

No.   The energy of a gamma ray is determined only by the difference between two energy levels of the particular nucleus,  ΔE.  The wavelength is then λ = hc/ΔE.

LeeH


(published on 02/03/2017)

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