Materials that radio frequency EM waves can penetrate

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Can radio waves penetrate steel? What about titanium? Maybe a characterization of what they can't penetrate would be more informative? ...Or a way to figure out what materials they can penetrate.

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Jake
 

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sophiecentaur
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Look up 'skin depth'. It depends upon the resistivity of a metal and frequency. The best conductors provide the best screening. If you want very good screening, it's quite a difficult problem at some frequencies. RF can 'get in' through seams and doors in even the best screened enclosures.
 

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