Boron Nitride Ceramic - Space Radiation Shielding
by Staff Writers
Lake Forest CA (SPX) Dec 15, 2020
The vision of sending humans to space has captured many people's attention, from engineers to scientists. Success in space missions could open a new era for developments. Before achieving the possible benefits of traveling to space, some prominent issues regarding the journey have to be prioritized. The most significant issue is space radiation that astronauts face in space journeys.
What is space radiation?
Effects of space radiation:
Boron Nitride as Shielding Agent
A precise type of shielding matter that scientists are showing interest in is "hydrogenated boron nitride nanotubes". BNNTs give the chance for success in the fight against radiation. Furthermore, it is believed that BNNTs are valuable due to their chemical structures, making them an ideal material to use outside of the spacecraft and also on the astronaut's spacesuits. According to professionals, BNNTs exhibit exceedingly high strength, durability and flexibility, proving itself as a foremost candidate for shielding.
Shielding the spacecraft involves using construction materials to prevent radiation from hitting the spacecraft and astronauts. To craft such protection is not only important to the astronauts completing their space journeys but if it works more effectively, a landing on other planets will be possible for the prosperity of humanity.
The prime advantage of radiation shielding is to prevent ions hitting the spacecraft. The health effects of continuous exposure to space radiation are considerably reduced for galactic rays and solar particle events. To safely travel in space, scientists and engineers collaborate in constructing a reasonable solution for blocking radiation by one specific type of shielding, Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNTs).
Boron Nitride Nanotubes- AN EFFECTING SHIELDING
As per scientists, boron nitride is strong-even at high heat-meaning that it's great for structure". The boron-nitrogen bonds are asymmetric, which means that the electrons density is toward the nitrogen bond side. This causes partial ionic structure, establishing a gap between inner electron bands and the valence.
The semiconductor gap stops the radiation and makes BNNTs effective shielding. It is believed that this advanced technology can be the solution to the radiation problem. It can be manufactured to be placed almost anywhere on the spaceship; this means the astronauts have extra protection on a spacewalk mission.
If you are looking for high-quality advanced ceramic materials, contact Advanced Ceramic Materials (ACM).
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