Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Low-background steel - photo

  1. #1
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,867
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked 11,775 Times in 3,620 Posts

    Low-background steel - photo

    Low-background radiation steel is any steel produced before the Trinity Test. Unlike modern post-nuclear steel, low-background steel does not contain radioactive impurities, making them ideal for use in devices that require high sensitivity to radiation. Most of the steel are sourced from pre-1945 shipwrecks.

    A body counting room (for measuring radiation within the human body) made entirely from pre-World War II steel.

    Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...l_fullsize.jpg



    More:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel


    Previously:

    1945 atom bomb containment vessel - photos
    Nuclear waste cask being transported - GIF
    Map of every nuclear explosion since 1945 - photo
    Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab toy lab set - photo
    Manhattan Project scientist's A-bomb pin - photo

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Altair For This Useful Post:

    luvmygto (Aug 1, 2021)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •