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Micro and Nanostructured Composite Materials for Neutron Shielding Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128194591, 9780128194621

Micro and Nanostructured Composite Materials for Neutron Shielding Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Sajith Abdulrahman Sabu Thomas Zakiah Ahmad
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194591
eBook ISBN: 9780128194621
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 2nd July 2020
Page Count: 450
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to neutron shielding
    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. 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 exploration: An introduction
    11. Functional characterization of neutron-shielding materials
    12. Advanced multilayer composite structures for fast neutron detection and shielding protection applications
    13. Neutron spectroscopy techniques
    14. Advancements in computational methods for neutron shielding
    15. Effect of spent nuclear fuel neutron aging on dry cask shielding material


Micro- and Nanostructured Composite Materials for Neutron Shielding Applications presents recent developments and future possibilities for neutron shielding materials. Emphasis is placed on the correlation between the morphology, shielding mechanisms, and other desired properties, including their mechanical and thermal properties. The effect of neutron absorbing fillers, including their size on final properties is also examined, as are recent advancements in preparation, characterization and simulation techniques. Written by specialists in their respective fields, this comprehensive resource will help professionals and students 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.

Key Features

  • 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 surrounding the synthesis and processing of nanostructures and nanocomposite materials


Academics and industrial researchers, physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers, postgraduate and research students working in the area of Neutron shielding materials, Nuclear engineering, Radiation therapy, Nuclear reactors and Aerospace shielding materials


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About the Editors

Sajith Abdulrahman

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

Sabu Thomas

Sabu Thomas is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is the author or coauthor of over 1000 papers that have been cited over 47k times, holds 3 patents, has supervised over 100 PhDs, and has authored or edited over 100 books. His research interests include polymer blends, fiber filled polymer composites, particulate filled polymer composites, ageing and degradation, and more.

Zakiah Ahmad

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia