Depleted Uranium Applications

  • Because of uranium’s high density, the most common uses of DU would be as radiation shields for medical radiation machines used for therapy, counterweights for aircrafts and containers in transporting radioactive materials. DU is also used for armour plating by the military.
  • The military uses DU in armours because it is highly dense and it can ignite upon impact when the temperature is above 600°C.