# Energy limits of gamma rays

Hello you guys. I was wondering about the energy limits of the gamma rays. I allready know that the gamma ray spectrum varies from some MeV to 50 MeV (approximately). Does anyone know how can these limits be justified?

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mathman
The lower limit of gamma ray energy is basically a matter of definition. X-rays are the next lower type and the boundary is somewhat arbitrary One way of defining might be when coherent scattering (X-ray) is more important than Compton (gamma).

There is no defined upper limit. It is merely a question of what is physically possible.

chroot
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