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Very high density materials are used for such applications as counterweights and radiation shields. This article focuses on the metallurgy, processing, properties, fabrication, design considerations, health and safety considerations, and applications of the most commonly used very high density materials: depleted uranium and tungsten and their alloys.

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Kenneth H. Eckelmeyer, Steven G. Caldwell, 1998. "Very High Density Metals", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, 2nd Ed., Joseph R. Davis

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