Electromagnetic Waves I went to Hawaii on vacation to get a tan, but I got something else instead. Ultraviolet rays are stronger, and hotter near the equator. When I got home I got x-rays. I was sent for treatment with gamma rays. Wow! What a vacation. It was so hot that I had to jump into a pool just to cool off.
Ultraviolet rays have wavelengths between 10nm and 430 nm. They also have a very high frequency of about 10,000,000,000,000,000 Hz.- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz. Photon energy emissions are also very high. I think that overexposure to ultraviolet waves caused my sunburn and skin cancer. I had broken my leg by falling in-between the plane and the causeway while getting off the plane at the airport.
X-rays have wavelengths between 0.001 nm to about 10 nm. There frequency varies from 10,000,000,000,000,000 Hz. 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz. X-rays have slightly higher photon energy emissions than ultraviolet rays. The X-rays had discovered something very odd, that I have skin cancer. I was sent to get gamma ray treatment for my skin cancer.
Gamma rays have the shortest wavelengths, between 0.0000003 nm 0.003 nm. Gamma rays also have the highest frequency, between 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz. 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Hz and higher. They also have the highest photon energy emissions on the electromagnetic spectrum. The Gamma rays were able to destroy the skin cancer cells after a few treatments. The skin cancer was treated and I was normal again in a few days.
The Gamma rays played a big part in destroying the cancer cells. I was sort of glad that I had broken my leg, other wise I wouldnt have gotten x-rays and discovered the skin cancer. I hate the ultraviolet rays; they gave me cancer, next time I will use sunscreen! I will never forget my Hawaiian vacation. (c) Craig DeLine Science.