EM radiation and Nuclear Radiation

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hi , got 2 question about radiation:

1. Microwaves , radiowaves ,gamma rays and visible light - which one cannot detected by film?

2. Gamma rays , beta rays ,neutrons and alphas - which one has the shortest range in tissue ?( assume equal enegy)

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madking153 said:
hi , got 2 question about radiation:

1. Microwaves , radiowaves ,gamma rays and visible light - which one cannot detected by film?

2. Gamma rays , beta rays ,neutrons and alphas - which one has the shortest range in tissue ?( assume equal enegy)

thanks
1. My guess would be the one with the lowest frequency.

2. I would think the largest (most massive) particle would have the shortest range.
 
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1. Microwaves , radiowaves ,gamma rays and visible light - which one cannot detected by film?
The longer wavelengths (microwaves, radio waves) cannot be detected by film.

2. Gamma rays , beta rays ,neutrons and alphas - which one has the shortest range in tissue ?( assume equal enegy)
Charge particles (beta and alpha) have much shorter ranges, with alpha (heavier) shorter than beta. Neutral particles (gamma and neutrons) will penetrate quite deeply.
 
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Can u explain why microwaves and radiowave cannot detected my film ? thanks
 
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madking153 said:
hi , got 2 question about radiation:

1. Microwaves , radiowaves ,gamma rays and visible light - which one cannot detected by film?
Microwaves and radiowaves can't be detected by photographic film. I'm not sure about gamma rays but I doub't film can detect them.
2. Gamma rays , beta rays ,neutrons and alphas - which one has the shortest range in tissue ?( assume equal enegy)
I'm not sure that we can assume equal energy since the distance is a function of energy. Therefore it may be the case that when one has a lower energy it has a shorter range and when the energy is higher the range changes. Sorry if that doesn't help.

Pete
 
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well, it is a question from Raphex - exam from Radiology ....
 
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madking153 said:
well, it is a question from Raphex - exam from Radiology ....
So I take it that it doesn't give an answer anywhere (else you wouldn't be asking)?

Are you familiar with that Bragg curve? If so then take a look at it and compare the absorption curve with the absorption curve of neutral particles. It may help.

Pete
 

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