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X-rays, What Are They?


The penetrating rays discovered by Röntgen in 1895 - What Are They? Several important experiments around 1910 suggested that they are electromagnetic waves of shorter wavelength and higher energy than normal light. But the debates over the nature of the rays – waves or particles? – continued until the wave-particle duality was generally accepted in the 1920s. Photons can be described both as waves and particles.



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