Doubt in electromagnetic spectrum

In summary, the Wikipedia entry on the electromagnetic spectrum states that there is no radiation with a wavelength shorter than gamma rays, which are all below 10 pm. High energy radiation is sometimes referred to as high energy photons. Similarly, all wavelengths above 1 mm are considered radio waves. These categorizations are based on their usefulness to us.
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In electromagnetic spectrum, why there is no radiation less than wavelength of Gamma rays and waves higher than the wavelength of Radio waves?
 
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The Wikipedia entry on the electromagnetic spectrum contains a lot of relevant information. There is no shorter wavelength than a gamma ray if you call all that is below 10 pm, but as Wikipedia points out, very high energy radiation is sometimes simply called high energy photons. Same for radio waves: all that is above 1 mm in wavelength is considered a radio wave.
 
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yeah, It's really just an arbitrary assignment. We 'categorize' wavelengths according to how they are useful to us.
 

1. What is doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum?

Doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum refers to uncertainty or lack of understanding about the various forms of electromagnetic radiation that make up the spectrum, including radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays, and gamma rays.

2. How is doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum relevant in scientific research?

Doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum is relevant in scientific research because it can lead to further investigation and discovery of new forms of electromagnetic radiation, as well as better understanding of how these different types of radiation interact with matter and the environment.

3. Can doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum impact technology and everyday life?

Yes, doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum can impact technology and everyday life as it can limit our ability to harness and utilize different forms of electromagnetic radiation for various purposes, such as communication, medical imaging, and energy production.

4. How do scientists deal with doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum?

Scientists deal with doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum by conducting experiments, collecting data, and analyzing results to gain a better understanding of the properties and behaviors of different types of electromagnetic radiation. They also collaborate and share findings with other scientists to further knowledge and reduce doubt.

5. Can doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum ever be completely eliminated?

As with any scientific field, there will always be some degree of doubt in the electromagnetic spectrum as new discoveries and advancements continue to be made. However, through continued research and advancements in technology, we can reduce doubt and gain a more comprehensive understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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