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Lead Free Multilayered Polymer Composites for Radiation Shielding

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Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Kaunas University of Technology, Studentu Street 50, LT-51368 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Radvilenu Street 19, LT-50254 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Kaunas University of Technology, Studentu Street 56, LT-51424 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Polymers 2022, 14(9), 1696; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091696
Received: 31 March 2022 / Revised: 15 April 2022 / Accepted: 19 April 2022 / Published: 21 April 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Polymeric Films)
Silicone-based polymer composites containing high atomic number additives are prioritized for the development of new materials for radiation shielding, due to their mechanical, thermal, electrical, and multifunctional properties. The X-ray attenuation properties, as well as mechanical properties, of the newly developed-lead-free multi-layered structures for radiation shielding, based on silicone composite layers containing tin, cerium oxide, tungsten oxide, and bismuth additives, are analyzed and discussed in this paper. It is shown that, by varying the additive concentrations in silicone composites, lead-free and flexible layered structures, exhibiting lead-equivalent X-ray shielding, can be fabricated. View Full-Text
Keywords: lead-free; multi-layered structure; polymer composites; X-ray attenuation; radiation shielding and radiation protection lead-free; multi-layered structure; polymer composites; X-ray attenuation; radiation shielding and radiation protection
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Gilys, L.; Griškonis, E.; Griškevičius, P.; Adlienė, D. Lead Free Multilayered Polymer Composites for Radiation Shielding. Polymers 2022, 14, 1696. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091696

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Gilys L, Griškonis E, Griškevičius P, Adlienė D. Lead Free Multilayered Polymer Composites for Radiation Shielding. Polymers. 2022; 14(9):1696. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091696

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Gilys, Laurynas, Egidijus Griškonis, Paulius Griškevičius, and Diana Adlienė. 2022. "Lead Free Multilayered Polymer Composites for Radiation Shielding" Polymers 14, no. 9: 1696. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091696

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