x rays, are there any rays of other letters?

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« on: 18/08/2007 23:01:18 »
We have all heard of x rays, but what about y, z or even a rays! Do any of these exist? If they do then:

1. what are they
2. Did they start with the letter a - for a rays, if not why not?

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« Reply #1 on: 18/08/2007 23:52:40 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_rays#R.C3.B6ntgen
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Röntgen referred to the radiation as "X", to indicate that it was an unknown type of radiation. The name stuck, although (over Röntgen's great objections), many of his colleagues suggested calling them Röntgen rays. They are still referred to as such in many languages.

Nothing A to W or Y or Z, just X for the "unknown rays".

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« Reply #2 on: 19/08/2007 03:24:22 »
Begging your pardon, sir, but there are other rays named after a letter in the alphabet. It just isn't the English alphabet.

I give you Γ or γ-Rays.

As for the reason - Too many Greek teachers in English public schools.
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« Reply #3 on: 19/08/2007 10:58:37 »
What about E-rays? Surely you've heard of E-raysers!  [:D]
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« Reply #4 on: 19/08/2007 14:53:09 »
For a while there were "N rays"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_ray
but they turned out to be a mistake.
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« Reply #5 on: 19/08/2007 14:54:37 »
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What about E-rays? Surely you've heard of E-raysers! 



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« Reply #6 on: 19/08/2007 15:00:27 »



Of course their are TRAYS


T-rays, Terahertz radiation to the scientifically educated amoungst YOU [;D]

And these days used in new imaging systems.

« Last Edit: 20/08/2007 01:47:28 by ukmicky »

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« Reply #7 on: 19/08/2007 15:05:41 »
We have all heard of x rays, but what about y, z or even a rays! Do any of these exist? If they do then:

1. what are they
2. Did they start with the letter a - for a rays, if not why not?
At the beginning of radioactive era, there were other two kinds of rays: α rays and β rays. Then it was discovered that α rays were helium nuclei and that β rays were electrons.


About "a new kind of rays", a know a joke, but I don't know if I can translate it effectively into english:

At a sexology congress, an american lecturer announce:
"After three years of study with x-rays, we can now guarantee to men a continued erection for one month!"
People, very happy, clap and say: "bravo".

Then comes a second, german, lecturer:
"We have conducted deep studies for 4 years on γ-rays, and we are happy to announce that we can guarantee to men a continued erection for 6 months!"
People, much more happy, clap and say: "bravo", "bravo", "bravo".

Then the last lecturer, italian, from Naples:
"Actually, from an entire life experience on a particular kind of rays, we can guarantee to men a permanent erection, for all life!".
People: "Ohhh! Bravo!, Bravo!, Bravo!" Huge acclaimation and standing ovation.
Then a person ask: "But, tell us, what kind of rays did you use?" And the lecturer: "Rays...of bycycle".
Edit: in english the correct term is "spoke", so I don't know if the term "ray" gives the idea the same.
« Last Edit: 19/08/2007 15:11:57 by lightarrow »

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« Reply #8 on: 19/08/2007 15:50:30 »
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Doc i thought as you got older the brain got slower.

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« Reply #9 on: 19/08/2007 18:26:12 »
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« Reply #10 on: 19/08/2007 18:28:01 »
how fowl

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« Reply #11 on: 19/08/2007 19:03:03 »
Have you ever wondered why people stand in lines?  Could there be some mysterious lines of force (which I name Q-rays), generated from deep within the earth, that drive us to stand one behind the other, often for hours and/or hundreds of meters? 
Q-rays are especially powerful at certain points on the earth's surface, such as airports, sporting events, governmental offices and women's restrooms (perhaps these are Q-nodes?).  Not sure of the significance of Q-rays, but there must be some good research possibilities. 
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« Reply #12 on: 19/08/2007 19:31:08 »
Have you ever wondered why people stand in lines?  Could there be some mysterious lines of force (which I name Q-rays), generated from deep within the earth, that drive us to stand one behind the other, often for hours and/or hundreds of meters? 
Q-rays are especially powerful at certain points on the earth's surface, such as airports, sporting events, governmental offices and women's restrooms (perhaps these are Q-nodes?).  Not sure of the significance of Q-rays, but there must be some good research possibilities. 

I once commenced a thread about the psychology of waiting for a bus or train...but..it seems it has been deleted cos I can't find it anywhere !! *le sulk*...it would marry with your 'q' wave theory well !!
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« Reply #13 on: 19/08/2007 20:13:09 »

There are q-ray bracelets - you can even buy them (for an inflated price.}

http://www.qray.com/
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« Reply #14 on: 19/08/2007 20:18:01 »
The bottoms of my Levis are f-rayed  [:D]
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« Reply #15 on: 19/08/2007 20:50:31 »
how fowl

They're Eggs Rays !!....(but you already knew that !)
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« Reply #16 on: 19/08/2007 20:51:07 »
Don't religious peeps believe in P-Rays ?
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« Reply #17 on: 19/08/2007 21:05:24 »
LOL good ones..LOL You guys are so funny!

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« Reply #18 on: 19/08/2007 21:06:14 »
Most of us here are ST-rays
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« Reply #19 on: 19/08/2007 21:28:06 »
As nibblers of small portions of food...we understand the nature of G-rays
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« Reply #20 on: 19/08/2007 21:29:26 »
As nibblers of small portions of food...we understand the nature of G-rays

I thought they were aliens
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« Reply #21 on: 19/08/2007 21:46:34 »
Your right it is part of the beam me up Scottie C-rays!

Aliens space, probes,T-rays-es of life on other planets!

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« Reply #22 on: 19/08/2007 23:23:12 »
All this talk about radiation is turning my hair g-ray

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« Reply #23 on: 19/08/2007 23:38:15 »
All this talk about radiation is turning my hair g-ray

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« Reply #24 on: 20/08/2007 00:31:39 »
Whoops the thread was Hijacked! Sorry Paul I apologise!

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« Reply #25 on: 20/08/2007 01:28:30 »


Sorry Paul....it's all ETH's fault !!  [;)]

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« Reply #26 on: 20/08/2007 02:54:58 »
Lordy Always blaming the other guy! LOL..

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« Reply #27 on: 20/08/2007 12:58:08 »


Sorry Paul....it's all ETH's fault !!  [;)]



That's right - blame the poor, defenceless little beaver  [:(]
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