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Organics, polymers and nanotechnology for radiation hardening and shielding applications
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Recent studies have indicated that polymers integrated with nanoparticles and nanostructures have a high potential for increasing the space radiation resistance and hardening of photonic and electronic components. Discussed within this paper are recent data which support the premise that certain nanotechnology may improve the radiation resistance of organics, polymers, biopolymers and hybrid polymer-inorganic materials and devices to ionizing and displacement radiations. These materials are also being investigated for their ability to provide protective radiation shielding to a wide spectrum of radionuclide and galactic cosmic ray emissions such as alpha particles, protons, electrons, gamma-rays, beta rays, x-rays and neutrons. The appeal for advancing nanotechnology based materials and devices in many cases centers on the rapid development of hardened, economical and lightweight technologies that surpass the performance of current photonic, biotronic and microelectronic device and material technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6713, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments, 671307 (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.729156
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Edward W. Taylor, International Photonics Consultants, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6713:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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