Definition of X rays. Meaning of X rays. Synonyms of X rays

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Definition of X rays

X rays
Rontgen ray R["o]ntgen ray (Physics) Any of the rays produced when cathode rays strike upon surface of a solid (as the wall of the vacuum tube). R["o]ntgen rays are noted for their penetration of many opaque substances, as wood and flesh, their action on photographic plates, and their fluorescent effects. They were called X rays by their discoverer, W. K. R["o]ntgen. They also ionize gases, but cannot be reflected, or polarized, or deflected by a magnetic field. They are regarded as nonperiodic, transverse pulses in the ether. They are used in examining opaque objects, as for locating fractures or bullets in the human body.
X rays
X rays X rays, or X-rays X"-rays`, n. pl. The R["o]ntgen rays; -- so called by their discoverer because of their enigmatical character.
X ray
Xiphura Xi*phu"ra, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. xi`fos sword + ? tail.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as Limuloidea. Called also Xiphosura. X ray. See under Ray.
X ray
. So called from the discoverer, W. C. R["o]ntgen. X ray, the R["o]ntgen ray; -- so called by its discoverer because of its enigmatical character, x being an algebraic symbol for an unknown quantity.

Meaning of X rays from wikipedia

- 124 eV to 124 keV. X-ray wavelengths are shorter than those of UV rays and typically longer than those of gamma rays. In many languages, X-radiation is referred...
- Radiography is an imaging technique using X-rays, gamma rays, or similar ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation to view the internal form of an...
- An X-ray tube is a vacuum tube that converts electrical input power into X-rays. The availability of this controllable source of X-rays created the field...
- An X-ray generator is a device that produces X-rays. Together with an X-ray detector, it is commonly used in a variety of applications including medicine...
- a crystal, in which the crystalline structure causes a beam of incident X-rays to diffract into many specific directions. By measuring the angles and intensities...
- material that has been excited by being bombarded with high-energy X-rays or gamma rays. The phenomenon is widely used for elemental analysis and chemical...
- prior to analysis. Because the energy of an X-ray with particular wavelength is known (for Al Kα X-rays, Ephoton = 1486.7 eV), and because the emitted...
- The X-Rays (also known as The X-Ray Fiend) is an 1897 British short silent comedy film, directed by George Albert Smith, featuring a courting couple exposed...
- An X-ray machine is any machine that involves X-rays. It may consist of an X-ray generator and an X-ray detector. Examples include: Machines for medical...
- X-ray binaries are a class of binary stars that are luminous in X-rays. The X-rays are produced by matter falling from one component, called the donor...