Origin of gamma
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The highest-energy gamma ray carried about 957 trillion electron volts.The Milky Way’s newfound high-energy glow hints at the secrets of cosmic rays|Emily Conover|February 2, 2021|Science News
The quake led the magnetar to release a blob of plasma that sped away at nearly the speed of light, emitting gamma rays and X-rays as it went.The first magnetar flare detected from another galaxy was tracked to its home|Lisa Grossman|January 19, 2021|Science News
Prescription Aklief cream, the first new retinoid product in more than 20 years, selectively targets RAR gamma, the most common retinoic acid receptor on the skin.The 9 top health and medicine breakthroughs of 2020|Claire Maldarelli|December 2, 2020|Popular-Science
When we injected the combination of TNF and interferon gamma, mice are dead like flies.How two immune system chemicals may trigger COVID-19’s deadly cytokine storms|Tina Hesman Saey|October 30, 2020|Science News
In fact, the change can happen when gamma rays strike many different kinds of photons.The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View|Natalie Wolchover|July 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Well, maybe it was a gamma-ray burst, or maybe it was something else, cautioned some others.
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.
He created his own agency, Gamma, in 1966, though he later left to join Magnum.Photographer Raymond Depardon Captures the ‘Sweet Moments’|Sarah Moroz|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They combine the square and the cross, while the head and bill of the bird form the gamma indicative of the Swastika.The Swastika|Thomas Wilson
I've got a little rocking-chair down in gamma's room—used to be cousin Efan's.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
Little children say pease for please, gamma or granma for grandma, dess for dress, tocking for stocking.The Sounds of Spoken English|Walter Rippmann
It certainly can't be anything less than gamma rays and probably even of greater frequency.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
Radioactive atoms almost always decay by emitting negatively charged beta particles usually accompanied by gamma rays.The Atomic Fingerprint|Bernard Keisch
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