What electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength?

1 Answer
May 1, 2015

Gamma Radiation has the shortest wavelength.

Order is as follows (shortest to longest wavelength):

Gamma, X-Rays, UV, Visible, Infrared, Microwaves, Radio Waves.

Gamma has the shortest wavelength because it has a higher frequency, meaning more waves in a second than any other radiation, which results in the short wavelength.

Frequency is inversely proportional to the wavelength, and because it has a short wavelength and high frequency it has the most energy out of the rest of the Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum.

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