November 14, 2019 admin

What is ‘electromagnetic’ ionising radiation?

Electromagnetic radiation can be considered as waves of electric and magnetic energy, traveling through a vacuum or a material.  There are different types of electromagnetic radiation, categorised by its ‘wavelength’. Examples include ultra-violet light, infra-red, and visible light. However, only electromagnetic radiation at the shortest wavelengths, specifically X-rays or gamma rays, can be ionising.