Nanocomposite for Radiation Shielding

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNL05AA79P
Agency Tracking Number:
042015
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator:
Ramachandran Radhakrishnan
Principal Investigator
(703) 560-1371
radha@matmod.com
Business Contact:
T Sudarshan
Business Official
(703) 560-1371
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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