why the infra-rays are more heat when compare to x-rays?

why the infra-rays are more heat when compare to x-rays?


3 Answers

askIITians Faculty 652 Points
6 years ago
hey student..
i think you know about the relationship between energy and the wavelength of light..
so just try to compare the energies of the infra red and x rays radiations with the wavelengths and you ll get the answer..
Noor mahammad
35 Points
6 years ago
The Sun emits its peak power in the visible region, although integrating the entire emission power spectrum through all wavelengths shows that the Sun emits slightly more infrared than visible light.[18] By definition, visible light is the part of the EM spectrum the human eye is the most sensitive to. Visible light (and near-infrared light) is typically absorbed and emitted by electrons in molecules and atoms that move from one energy level to another. This action allows the chemical mechanisms that underlie human vision and plant photosynthesis. The light that excites the human visual system is a very small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. A rainbow shows the optical (visible) part of the electromagnetic spectrum; infrared (if it could be seen) would be located just beyond the red side of the rainbow with ultraviolet appearing just beyond the violet end.
After UV come X-rays, which, like the upper ranges of UV are also ionizing. However, due to their higher energies, X-rays can also interact with matter by means of the Compton effect. Hard X-rays have shorter wavelengths than soft X-rays and as they can pass through many substances with little absorption, they can be used to 'see through' objects with 'thicknesses' less than that equivalent to a few meters of water. One notable use is diagnostic X-ray imaging in medicine (a process known as radiography). X-rays are useful as probes in high-energy physics. In astronomy, the accretion disks around neutron stars and black holes emit X-rays, enabling studies of these phenomena. X-rays are also emitted by the coronas of stars and are strongly emitted by some types of nebulae. However, X-ray telescopes must be placed outside the Earth's atmosphere to see astronomical X-rays, since the great depth of the atmosphere of Earth is opaque to X-rays (with areal density of 1000 grams per cm2), equivalent to 10 meters thickness of water.[19] This is an amount sufficient to block almost all astronomical X-rays
29 Points
6 years ago
To evaluate the influence of the temperature and X-ray energy variations on the light output signals from a PSF and an IR fiber, respectively, we fabricated two different types of sensing probes that can produce scintillating light or an IR signal. While varying the tube potential or the temperature of water, the scintillating light signals and the IR signals were measured simultaneously using the dosimeter probe of the FOD and the thermometer probe of the FOT, respectively. From the experimental results, we demonstrated that the BCF-12 has significant Td response in the clinical temperature range and the X-ray beam with an energy range used in diagnostic radiology does not affect the IR signals transmitted via a silver halide optical fiber.

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