Nanocomposite for Radiation Shielding

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNL05AA79P
Agency Tracking Number: 042015
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: B3.09
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031-3723
DUNS: 167433531
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ramachandran Radhakrishnan
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 560-1371
 radha@matmod.com
Business Contact
 T Sudarshan
Title: Business Official
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Email: sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NASA's Advanced Extravehicular Activity (EVA) program requires the need for materials that can protect astronauts and spacecrafts from ionizing radiations such as low and high energy X-rays. Currently, lead and lead-based material are used to fabricate shields not only for X-rays but for other types of radiation as well. Lead is heavy and toxic. In this Phase I project, MMI proposes to develop a polymer composite that utilizes a nanocrystalline heavy metal salt for radiation shielding.

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