(1) Barite can be used in radiation protection because its main component is barium sulfate. The barium element has a large core mass, a large number of atoms per unit volume, a high probability of photoelectric effect, and easy absorption of ray energy; at the same time, barium ions have a high The dielectric constant, or magnetization, has a strong magnetic loss effect on electromagnetic radiation.
(2) Compared with other anti-radiation materials, barite has the advantage of rich global resource reserves, and my country's barite output ranks first in the world. Compared with other barium-containing compounds, barite has a more compact crystal structure, higher density, greater probability of photoelectric effects, simpler processing technology, lower cost, and less pollution.
(3) At present, the application of barite in radiation protection is mainly concrete materials in the construction industry, additives in medical protective clothing, and coatings as electronic signal shielding materials