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Nanostructured materials for protection against Cosmic Rays

All organisms exposed to open space are bombarded by high energy particles such as Galactic Cosmic Rays and Solar Protons etc. For this reason all astronauts need to be protected by the use of materials shielding systems. The Advanced Ceramics Laboratory is developing a new protective shielding system made of a polyethylene matrix containingmagnetic partiels. A proposal to FP7/Space was submitted in October 2012.

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