Radiation is a major concern around the world, particularly when it comes to x-ray systems, nuclear power facilities or particle accelerator projects. One of the main objectives for all such industries is to ensure the safety of their employees and preventing radiation from damaging the surrounding environment. There are a number of materials that help protect against radiation exposure by acting as radiation shielding materials.
Traditionally, lead has been used to manufacture these materials. While lead is an excellent shield against radiation, it has issues of its own, something that was highlighted during the Flint crisis. This is where lead replacements come into the picture. There are a number of high density materials that can act as lead substitutes and offer the same level of protection.
Gamma and X-Ray Shielding
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