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I know that x-rays are electromagnetic in nature. I also know that Lead Pb has diamagnetic properties. I have always described the process of shielding (blocking EM radiation) in terms of the atomic mass, where the greater the atomic mass results in greater the probability of photon interaction. However, as I review my section on magnetism, I began to wonder if the diamagnetic properties of the lead contribute to its shielding effectiveness.
Re: Do the diamagnetic properties of Lead contribute to x-ray shielding?
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