RD 50® is a clear transparent dense flint glass that SCHOTT produces in Germany. The modified lead-silicate glass allows shielding X-rays and gamma radiation in medical, industrial, and research applications. It has a lead oxide content of > 65% by weight, which results in a density of at least 5.05 g/cm2 and thus enables compliance with statutory safety regulations even at comparatively low glass thicknesses. RD 50® has a higher lead equivalent than RD 30® and therefore has a higher radiation shielding effect (see table). The X-ray absorption of RD 50® can meet the requirements of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN Germany), European Standardization, and the International Electrotechnical Commission. RD 50® radiation shielding glass's particular composition allows for positron emission tomography (PET) and computer-tomography (CT) applications and their combination. The glass is available in a wide range of standard thicknesses. In many cases, we can polish it to a custom thickness too. If you are looking for a radiation shielding glass optimized for mammography applications, please visit our RD 30® website.
To request a quote for sight glass or windows made of original SCHOTT RD 50® high-quality radiation shielding glass, please select a thickness from the table in the specifications or click on the button below.
Please follow the installation cleaning and care instructions for radiation shielding glass.
|Custom thicknesses on request|
|Min. thickness (mm)||5,00||7,00||8,50||10,0||11,5||16,0||20,0|
|Tube voltage||Lead equivalent in mm Pb|
|*no tube voltage according to DIN EN 61331-1|
Please make sure to observe the installation cleaning and maintenance instructions for radiation shielding glass.
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