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Specialization: radiation shielding and reactor materials

  1. Aug 7, 2010 #1
    Is specialization in radiation shielding and reactor/reactant materials a valid area of specialization? I am just worried if the two areas are too broad or different to name as my area of specialization. I ask this because I am trying to answer my applications for area of specialization and I want to make sure I am writing about a valid specialization.
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  3. Aug 7, 2010 #2


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    Radiation shielding is usually done within the field of Health Physics. I suspect reacting materials, by which I'm assuming you're talking about the processing of uranium etc., would be Nuclear Physics or even Materials Science/Engineering.
  4. Aug 7, 2010 #3
    Ok thanks. So I should write my specialization as nuclear physics then go into the details about reactor materials and so on.
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