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X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who received the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. Several important discoveries have been made using X-rays. These penetrating rays are also used in many applications.

 The Discovery
 How Are X-rays Made?
 X-rays, What Are They?
 X-rays in Use
 Discoveries in the Field of X-rays


First published: May 15, 2001
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