Frequently Asked Questions
What is gamma ray attenuation?
Gamma ray attenuation is the percentage of the gamma radiation being stopped by the radiation shielding layer. If the attenuation is 90%, that means the gamma radiation is only 10% of its original value after the shielding layer.
What is the best shielding material for gamma radiation?
When choosing the best material to shield gamma radiation for your situation it is important to look at the requirements. Tungsten is a good material if it is important that the radiation shielding is as thin as possible. However, tungsten is very expensive to use as radiation shielding material. Lead is a great option when a thin radiation shielding layer is required but the budget is a little bit limited.
Lead vs tungsten radiation shielding material
When deciding between using lead or tungsten as radiation shielding material, it is important to look at a few factors. Lead is a soft metal which is easy to deform and has a density of 11,34 g/cm3. Tungsten is a hard metal with a density of 19,25g/cm3. Tungsten mostly comes from China and is difficult to machine due to its hardness, which makes it very expensive. Lead comes from around the world and is easier to machine, making it a more economical option.
Can you make custom lead parts?
Nuclear Shields owns an inhouse lead casting department, making it possible to manufacture custom lead parts. Custom parts can be made from customer supplied drawings or designed based on your requirements in cooperation with Nuclear Shields. Our adhesive lead sheets can be cut to custom shapes with an adhesive layer. These custom adhesive lead parts are standard available with 0.5, 1 or 2 mm lead.
Which shipping options are available?
We have three options for you to choose from, so you can get your order shipped to you any way you desire.
You will automatically see your shipping rates before you place your order. The shipping rates will be the price from our broker.
Arrange your own transport
You will have the freedom to arrange your own transport, which means you might have cheaper shipping rates than the standard shipping rates.
Request custom shipping quote
If you choose this third option, we will contact our broker to get you the cheapest and fastest possible options and send them both to you for you to choose from.