|Definition||:||named it X-radiation to signify an unknown type of radiation (X represents the “unknown” in math)|
|Category||:||Academic & Science » Physics|
What does X-ray mean?
X-radiation (X-rays) is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-rays were discovered in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who named the new form of radiation X-radiation (X standing for “Unknown”). X-radiation is called Röntgen radiation, after Wilhelm Röntgen.