Accelerator-based tests of radiation shielding properties of materials used in human space infrastructures.

@article{Lobascio2008AcceleratorbasedTO,
  title={Accelerator-based tests of radiation shielding properties of materials used in human space infrastructures.},
  author={Cesare Lobascio and M. Briccarello and Roberto Destefanis and M. Faraud and Giancarlo Gialanella and Gianfranco Grossi and Vittorio Guarnieri and Lorenzo Manti and M. Pugliese and Adam Rusek and Paola Scampoli and Marco Durante},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={242-7}
}
Shielding is the only practical countermeasure for the exposure to cosmic radiation during space travel. It is well known that light, hydrogenated materials, such as water and polyethylene, provide the best shielding against space radiation. Kevlar and Nextel are two materials of great interest for spacecraft shielding because of their known ability to protect human space infrastructures from meteoroids and debris. We measured the response to simulated heavy-ion cosmic radiation of these… CONTINUE READING