Tungsten Alloy Radioactive Source Container

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Tungsten Alloy Radioactive Source Container

Tungsten alloy radioactive source container refers to a tungsten alloy shielded container used to store and transport radiopharmaceuticals, radionuclide-labeled compounds, or biological agents. Among them, radiopharmaceuticals refer to a class of special drugs that contain radionuclides for medical diagnosis and treatment, such as radiotherapy drugs 32P, 89Sr, 90Y, etc. that emit pure β-rays.

Tungsten Alloy Radioactive Source Container

Tungsten Alloy Radioactive Source Container

Tungsten alloy radioactive source container is currently the most suitable new lead-free shielding container to replace the traditional lead shielding container. The reason why tungsten alloy can become the most ideal alternative material is that it has excellent comprehensive properties such as high strength, high hardness, high melting point, corrosion resistance, high radiation absorption rate, and is environmentally friendly and non-toxic.

Tungsten alloy has excellent attenuation and absorption capacity for X-ray and radioisotope radiation, which is more than 40% higher than commonly used lead. Therefore, tungsten alloy is considered the most excellent high-energy ray shielding material.

Nowadays, the application of radiation in medicine is very common. Cancer treatment, X-ray filming, etc. all require X-rays or gamma rays. Although these radioactive materials and equipment have an irreplaceable position in the medical field, at the same time, radionuclides will also cause harm to humans and the environment, which cannot be ignored. Therefore, the emergence of radiation protection materials has become inevitable. The concept of lead-free environmental protection is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and it also pushes the research of anti-radiation materials in the direction of lead-free anti-radiation materials.

Therefore, as a new lead-free radiation protection material, tungsten alloy shielding material will gradually replace traditional lead shielding material for a long time in the future.

In addition to being used in the medical field as a radioactive source container, tungsten alloy can also be widely used in smelting, lighting, decoration, military, aerospace, and other fields.


Thank you for reading our article and we hope it can help you have a better understanding of the tungsten alloy radioactive source container. If you want to learn more about tungsten alloy or other types of refractory metals and alloys, we would like to advise you to visit Advanced Refractory Metals (ARM) for more information.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, USA, Advanced Refractory Metals (ARM) is a leading manufacturer & supplier of refractory metals & alloys across the world. It provides customers with high-quality refractory metals & alloys such as tungsten, tungsten alloy, niobium, molybdenum, tantalum, rhenium, titanium, and zirconium at a very competitive price.

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