Well, if you'll read up on your highschool physics, you'll note that x-rays
are considered ionizing radiation. They knock the electrons out of anything
they touch, in the process giving up energy. A strong x-ray beam ought to
make a good plasma when it hits air, the photons having energy corresponding
to a neon sign transformer or so (depending on what part of the spectrum you
As mentioned, bandwidth is no damn where near the frequency of even THz
waves, let alone IR or visible light, which travels easily through current
technology. Ok, it's coming up on the lower THz, but not the upper THz
(although to be fair, upper THz is just lower IR anyway).
Deep Fryer: a very philosophical monk.
"Radium" <glucegen1@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Has the use of x-rays for telecommuncations ever been considered? I
> imagine that x-ray photons would have more bandwidth than
> visible-spectrum photons. Other than bandwidth, are there any
> advantages to using x-rays instead of light. One major disadvantage, is
> the fact that x-rays could injure humans and possible some metal
> equipments by knocking electrons off the atoms -- one solution to this
> would be to use a lower rate of x-rays photons per second so that the
> amount of x-ray power* does not reach the danger level.
> *Power in this case define the amount of photons per second, not the
> amount of eV per photon