Composite materials for x-ray protection.

@article{Yaffe1991CompositeMF,
  title={Composite materials for x-ray protection.},
  author={Martin Joel Yaffe and Gordon E. Mawdsley and Matthew Lilley and R E Servant and G Reh},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={1991},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={661-4}
}
We have developed and tested a radiation protection material that provides similar attenuation for diagnostic x-ray spectra to that of conventional Pb apron materials with approximately 30% reduced weight. By combining a number of elements with different K absorption energies, such as Ba, W, and Pb, energy attenuation for given spectra can be optimized with respect to total cross-sectional mass loading. Alternatively, garments with much higher protective factors at equivalent weight to… CONTINUE READING

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