Comparison between X-Rays and Energetic
Moving Electrons in Vacuum
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Table 4485. Comparison between X-rays and energetic moving electrons.

  X-rays Energetic moving electrons
in vacuum
Wave characteristics Electromagnetic radiation and waves with a specific wavelength Waves with a specific wavelength
Particle characteristics Particle-like characteristics; photon of electromagnetic energy Particle with a specific energy
Mass No rest mass With rest mass
Speed Travel at the speed of light (c) in vacuum, do not need relativistic corrections as their energy increases Varies; depends on their energy
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