Do wooden wall or window glass give good protection from penetrating radiation such as gamma rays?
Wood would stop beta particles, and window glass would stop low energy betas. Both would stop alpha particles - but that is not an issue now.Do wooden wall or window glass give good protection from penetrating radiation such as gamma rays?
Thickness depends on the type of material and whether or not the source is beta, gamma or a combination, and their respective energies. The thicker the better.thank you, Astronuc.
for example, to decrease the radiation to 1%, how much thickness is necessary?
(Most Japanese houses are made of wood...)
The reason that people are supposed to stay inside is so that:It is worth noting however, that if you ingest / inhale contamination (radioactive materials), you will be irradiated from the inside...