Classification of EM-radiation

Popular NameAverage
Wavelength [μm]
Gamma ray10-8
X-ray 10-4
UV 10-2
Visible light0.4 to 0.7
near infrared1
Infrared50
Micro wave10+4
FM radio , TV 10+6
AM Radio 10+8
1 μm = 1 millionth's of a meter, human hair = 50 on the average

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Last revised: 01/31/13