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Can lead shielding block beta particles?

  1. Feb 24, 2014 #1
    I know lead is a great shield against gamma particles due to its extraordinary density, but I wonder if it can also block beta particles, or is it transparent to them due to being electrically conductive? Thanks ahead of time for your responses!
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  3. Feb 24, 2014 #2


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    electrically conductive doesn't exactly mean that it allows the flow of charge within.... the contrary... the charge will have to be spread around its surface....
  5. Feb 24, 2014 #4
    Thanks guys. Big help.
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