Creating Radiation Shielding with Nanoparticle Composites
ChE Professor Ming Su was awarded a patent for “Enhanced radiation shielding with conformal, lightweight nanoparticle-polymer composite.”
Abstract Source: USPTO
Disclosed is a composite material, comprising a polymer, a plurality of metal nanoparticles, and a surface-modifying agent (e.g., nanocellulose). Also disclosed is a method for shielding a subject from electromagnetic radiation, comprising placing one or more composite materials between the subject and a source of electromagnetic radiation, thereby reducing a dose of electromagnetic radiation received by the subject.