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Leaded Glass for X-Ray Shielding

Our X-ray shielding lead glass is made of high quality optical grade material, offers excellent radiation protection and superb visual clarity. It offers high light transmittance and does not discolor due to radiation. The hard, polished surfaces have greater scratch resistance.

 

LX-57B Lead Glass

Standard Thickness values

Lead equivalence (mm) 1.6 2.5-2.7 3.0-3.2
Lead equivalence (in) (1/16) (3/32) (1/8)
Thickness (mm) 7.0 10.5-11.5 13.5-14.5

X-ray peak voltage (Kv)

150

150

200

LX-57B Lead Glass
Standard Sizes (inches)
8 x 10 24 x 36
10 x 10 24 x 48
10 x 12 30 x 30
12 x 12 30 x 36
12 x 16 32 x 40
12 x 18 36 x 36
12 x 20 36 x 48
12 x 24 36 x 60
14 x 18 36 x 72
16 x 20 36 x 84
16 x 24 36 x 96
18 x 24 48 x 48
18 x 26 48 x 60
20 x 24 48 x 72
24 x 24 48 x 84
24 x 30 48 x 96

Custom sizes available, please call for pricing.

Information on Lead glass:

Lead-glass utilizes lead in the form of lead oxide into the glass during the manufacturing process. The lead-glass effectiveness for x-ray shielding increases the attenuation of ionizing photons emitted by x-ray equipment, because this property increases dramatically as the atomic number of the attenuating material increases. The attenuation of x-ray photons increases as the mass density of the attenuating material (lead glass) increases. Furthermore, the lead glass attenuation of such photons also increases dramatically as the energies of the ionizing photons decrease. Lead has a high atomic number, and its atomic mass that further increases the density of lead glass. X-rays used in medicine, specifically diagnostic x rays, often have lower energies on the ionizing radiation spectrum, which are easily shielded by leaded glass. The lead glass used in windows often contains lead that creates an attenuation to 1.8 to 3.2 mm of pure lead.


 

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