Origin of gamma
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The name is descriptive: they are extremely intense bursts of gamma rays, the highest energy form of light.
Only gamma rays can do it, since all other forms of light are too low-energy.
When the gamma rays enter the sleeve, they interact with that photon gas, annihilating into electron-positron pairs.
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In Greek and Hebrew the third letter (gimel, gamma) had the power of the flat mute g, as in gun.The English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
They have for the sake of convenience been called the alpha, beta, and gamma rays.A Brief Account of Radio-activity|Francis Preston Venable
The "Gamma rays" are waves, like the X-rays, not material particles.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)|J. Arthur Thomson
It was called radiation injury, the internal destruction of cell structure by gamma rays emitted by the bomb.The Image and the Likeness|John Scott Campbell
Its sharp equivalent, however, the sound of k, was by no means wanting; and the Greek gamma was used to denote it.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for gamma (1 of 2)
- involving or relating to photons of very high energya gamma detector
- relating to one of two or more allotropes or crystal structures of a solidgamma iron
- relating to one of two or more isomeric forms of a chemical compound, esp one in which a group is attached to the carbon atom next but one to the atom to which the principal group is attached