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METHOD FOR PRODUCING RADIATION-RESISTANT POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20160208073
A1
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A method for producing a polymer-metal oxide composite material resistant to degradation resulting from exposure to gamma irradiation, the method comprising exposing a composite precursor comprised of a heat-resistant polymer in which metal oxide nanoparticles are incorporated to gamma irradiation of at least 1 MRad in a flowing gas atmosphere for a period of at least 12 hours. The resulting radiation-resistant composite material and shaped articles of the material are also described.
PARANTHAMAN, Mariappan Parans (Knoxville, TN), SAITO, Tomonori (Knoxville, TN), AYTUG, Tolga (Knoxville, TN), LEONARD, Keith John (Knoxville, TN), DUCKWORTH, Robert C. (Knoxville, TN), POLYZOS, Georgios (Oak Ridge, TN), HONG, Kunlun (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 996,487
January 15, 2016
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.