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I read that one can distract alpha particles and beta particles, but no gamma rays. I also know that gamma rays are electromagnetic waves (not alpha and beta rays). I do not yet understand why gamma rays can be distracted. Is it because you cannot divert electromagnetic radiation, or is there a different reason?
Thanks for your answers

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I expect Klaus means deflected.


Did you not read the link about Rutherford's experiment I gave you in your first thread?

(Lack of) deflection by both magnetic and electric fields are discussed for gamma rays.




Google will find much more detail about the experiments.

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