Neutron Shielding Effectiveness of Multifunctional Composite Materials
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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Composite materials offer a greater degree of flexibility in design and engineering of specialized space vehicle shielding applications compared to aluminum. A new design for shielding materials has been developed by including specific neutron absorbers and conductive materials into the composite structure. In this research, the neutron shielding capability of two types of custom-designed nanocomposite materials are compared to that of T6061 aluminum.
- Electromagnetic Shielding
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics