Wood's alloy


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Noun1.Wood's alloy - a fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmiumWood's alloy - a fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium; melts at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
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Wood's alloy (50% Bi, 26.7% Pb, 13,3% Sn and 10% Cd) was considered to be the ideal medium for this application because of its low melting point of 70[degrees]C, high density and availability in most cancer departments (Reade Advanced Materials, 1997).
Wood's alloy was sprayed onto the respective models with the results shown in figures 2, 3 and 4.
To determine what thickness the thermal-sprayed masks need to be for effective shielding, sheets of Wood's alloy were produced to the required thicknesses to be able to do radiation transmission measurements of the alloy in 1 mm increments.