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Radiation Shielding & Lead

Protection from radiation exposure is depending on the type of radiation and energy. Alpha radiation for instance, is easily stopped by just a few centimeters of air whilst gamma radiation is highly penetrating and is most effectively shielded by heavy dense elements with high atomic numbers. A suitable element for shielding of gamma rays, except for it's toxic properties, is lead with atomic number 82. For beta radiation the heavy element with high atomic number may not be as useful as in the case of gamma. The beta particles interact with the heavy nucleus and emitt bremsstrahlung. So the lighter elements are preferred. The neutrons are best shielded with high proton density, typically water.

Gammadata Instrument offers various solutions for radiation shielding. Shield is an issue for industries dealing with radioactivie nuclides and we can offer the most graceful solution to mobile and stationary shielding solutions.

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Stefan Martensson
Stefan Mårtensson
Product Manager
Phone: +46 (0)18-56 68 03
Mobile: +46 (0)76-826 58 37
stefan.martensson@gammadata.se

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