Consider the following differences between Gamma Rays and X rays:

  1. Gamma rays have shorter wavelengths than the X-rays
  2. Gamma rays are produced during nuclear decay by nuclei of atoms, whereas X-rays are produced by electrons

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Both X-Rays and gamma rays refer to waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. While gamma rays are produced during nuclear decay by nuclei of atoms, X-rays are produced by electrons. Gamma rays have shorter wavelength than X- rays.

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