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The electromagnetic spectrum

The electromagnetic spectrum

You should know the different types of electromagnetic radiation and their typical uses.

The main types of electromagnetic radiation

frequencytype of electromagnetic radiationtypical usewavelength
highestgamma radiationkilling cancer cellsshortest
X-raysmedical images of bones
ultravioletdetecting forged bank notes by fluorescence
visible lightseeing
infraredoptical fibre communication
lowestradio wavestelevision signalslongest

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