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Radiation Shielding Glasses


SCHOTT offers a selection of specially-developed radiation shielding glasses in the density range from 2.5 to 5.2 g/cm3 covering a variety of optical and shielding properties that allow the custom design of radiation shielding windows with a perfect combination of high shielding capability and resistance against ionizing irradiation (high long-term light transmittance and discharge resistance).

The main applications are in the field of nuclear energy production and nuclear waste treatment, while two of the five available glass types are well suited for applications in environments with exceptionally high radiation. Their doping with cerium dioxide prevents the browning of the glass due to high-energy radiation-induced ionization. In addition, these glasses are extremely resistant to electrostatic discharge, which is caused by high electrical field strength as a result of ionizing irradiation.  

Radiation shielding glasses are available as finished blocks, plates and customized castings. Exceptional high-quality standards are being guaranteed by using the same manufacturing equipment and processes as in the production of optical glasses.
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