Polymeric composite materials for radiation shielding: a review
The rising use of radioactive elements is increasing radioactive pollution and calling for advanced materials to protect individuals. For instance, polymers are promising due to their mechanical, electrical, thermal, and multifunctional properties. Moreover, composites made of polymers and high atomic number fillers should allow to obtain material with low-weight, good flexibility, and good processability. Here we review the synthesis of polymer materials for radiation protection, with focus on the role of the nanofillers. We discuss the effectivness of polymeric materials for the absorption of fast neutrons. We also present the recycling of polymers into composites.
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Technology
Physical Sciences, General Environmental Science
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Gamma radiation, Ionizing radiation, Polymer composite materials, Polymer recycling and radiation shielding
More, Chaitali V.; Alsayed, Zainab; Badawi, Mohamed S.; Thabet, Abouzeid A.; and Pawar, Pravina P., "Polymeric composite materials for radiation shielding: a review" (2021). Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Technology. 62.