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Overview of innovative next generation materials for security and defense applications
Author(s): Edward W. Taylor; Linda R. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

A short technology Overview of recently reported research and development focusing on recent advances in polymer/organic and hybrid-nanotechnology based materials that offer resistance to ionizing and displacement radiations and perhaps which are suitable for transition to next-generation systems is presented. The Overview will focus on new and emerging material technology for the military, first responders, and space systems. Recent material research results and data as well as the potential for diverse applications of these materials to new component developments such as high speed EO polymer modulators and radiation shielding for protection of military and space assets will be discussed. In particular, the ability of several organic/polymer hybrids to self-heal when irradiated by gamma-rays is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7118, Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology V, 711802 (3 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796415
Show Author Affiliations
Edward W. Taylor, International Photonics Consultants (United States)
Linda R. Taylor, International Photonics Consultants (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7118:
Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology V
James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar; Mikael Lindgren, Editor(s)

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