German: Röntgenstrahlung
Japanese: X線

Electromagnetism. High energy electromagnetic waves with wavelengths shorter than those of ultraviolet light. They have the same physical properties as gamma rays, but the distinction depends on the the origin of the radiation. X-rays are artificially generated by energetic electron processes (X-ray tube). X-radiation can penetrate most substances, and is used for radiography, radiology, radiotherapy, and scientific research.

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