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Gamma rays

High energy electro-magnetic radiation from the atomic nucleus, virtually identical to X-rays.

Giga

One billion units (eg one gigawatt is 109 watts or one million kW).

Graphite

Crystalline carbon used in very pure form as a moderator, principally in gas-cooled reactors, but also in Soviet-designed RBMK reactors.

Gray (Gy):

The SI unit of absorbed radiation dose, one joule per kilogram of tissue.

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