Does the amount of radiation (cpm) increase or decrease as thickness of the shielding increases while the distance between the source and the stays the same?

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We are asked if the shield thickness makes a difference in the amount of radiation passing through if the distance is kept the same.  The answer is yes.  A thicker shielding has more mass and will therefore block more of the radiation.  Alpha and beta types of...

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