Some Physical Reminders Regarding Electromagnetic Radiation

  • André AurengoEmail author
  • Anne Perrin


Electromagnetic radiations are a form of conveying energy without any material support. Very heterogeneous by the energy that they transmit and by their possibilities of interacting with matter and in particular biological structures, they can be described either as electromagnetic waves (“wave” model), or as a flux of photons* (“particle” model).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service de Médecine NucléaireHôpital de la Pitié-SalpêtrièreParis cedex 13 France
  2. 2.CRSSA, Département de RadiobiologieInstitut de Recherche Biomédicale des ArméesLa TroncheFrance

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