If I have uderstood radiation/other shielding described in other questions correctly...it will be among other things provided by magnetic field(s) generated by superconductors.
Is it possible to shape this magnetic field?
And if so is it possible to use it not so much to deflect particals that come to the ship from the front but rather to change their direction just a little bit but sooner. Kind of like with aerodinamics - but insted of air molecules it will be gama radiation and other particals and the "shape of the object" would be the shape of the generated magnetic field. I was thinking about the shape that would have a long spike in the direction the ship is heading.Could it improve efficiency and block more easily the particals from that dirrection?