Recent advancements in the field of nuclear science and technology have increased the demand for new innovative advanced materials for radiation shielding applications. For example, exposure to neutron radiation can cause severe damage to human beings. Micro- and Nanostructured Composite Materials for Neutron Shielding Applications focuses on recent developments and future possibilities for neutron shielding materials. Emphasis is placed on the correlation between the morphology, shielding mechanisms and other desired properties such as the mechanical, and thermal properties of the materials. The effect, of neutron absorbing fillers, including their size on the final properties is also examined in detail. Recent advancements in preparation, characterization and simulation techniques are also covered. Written by specialists in their respective fields, the book will help professionals and students to understand the fundamentals of neutron shielding, as well as the properties of micro- and nanopolymer-based composites, concrete materials, alloy materials and metal-ceramic composites.
- Provides an up-to-date understanding of the fundamentals of shielding mechanisms, morphology and material property correlations
- Covers a broad range of micro and nano composite materials for neutron shielding
- Discusses recent advances in synthesis and processing of nanostructures and nanocomposite materials
2. Review on neutron absorbing fillers
3. Thermoplastic micro- and nanocomposites for neutron shielding
4. Thermosetting micro- and nanocomposites for neutron shielding
5. Elastomeric micro- and nano composites for neutron shielding
6. Metal and alloy composites for neutron shielding
7. Neutron shielding concrete with neutron attenuating and absorbing components
8. Neutron shielding concrete in Medical applications
9. Advancements in shielding materials for spent fuel storage
10. Neutron Radiation Shielding Composites for Deep Space Missions: An Introduction
11. Functional Characterization of Neutron Shielding Materials
12. Advanced multi-layer composite structures for fast neutron detection and shielding protection applications
13. Neutron spectroscopy techniques
14. Advancements in computational methods for neutron transport code
15. Influence of spent fuel neutron source aging on shielding material
Sajith Thottathil Abdulrahman is a senior researcher at Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Malaysia. He was formerly an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering at the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. His doctoral thesis is about the development of flexible materials for neutron radiation protection. He holds an M.Tech degree in Nanotechnology and a B.Tech degree in Mechanical engineering. His areas of research include nanotechnology, mechanical engineering, materials engineering and polymer composites. He published several books and journals in international journals and conferences.
Sabu Thomas is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain of Materials Science.
Prof. Dr Zakiah Ahmad is the Dean of faculty and Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara. Zakiah specialises in timber engineered composite and nano-polymer composites. She has secured and leads more than 50 research grants worth more than Euro 5 million. Dr. Ahmad has published more than 300 papers in journals and proceedings and 8 books. She has received several gold and silver awards for her research projects at national and international research competitions. She is the recipient of the following awards: Top Research Scientist Malaysia, Standard Malaysia Award, Best researcher award, Gold consultant award and Best academic. Dr. Ahmad is also active in giving keynote papers at numerous seminars and conferences at national and international level. Zakiah has served as consultant, committee member and advisor to numerous public agencies and institutions. She also has been appointed as visiting scientist at BRE Research Institute, University of Bath, United Kingdom and tje Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University India.