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3 October 2008 Overview of innovative next generation materials for security and defense applications
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A short technology Overview of recently reported research and development focusing on recent advances in polymer/organic and hybrid-nanotechnology based materials that offer resistance to ionizing and displacement radiations and perhaps which are suitable for transition to next-generation systems is presented. The Overview will focus on new and emerging material technology for the military, first responders, and space systems. Recent material research results and data as well as the potential for diverse applications of these materials to new component developments such as high speed EO polymer modulators and radiation shielding for protection of military and space assets will be discussed. In particular, the ability of several organic/polymer hybrids to self-heal when irradiated by gamma-rays is discussed.
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Edward W. Taylor and Linda R. Taylor "Overview of innovative next generation materials for security and defense applications", Proc. SPIE 7118, Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology V, 711802 (3 October 2008);

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