Gamma Irradiation: Properties, Effects and Development of New Materials


Jaime Brock (Editor)

Series: Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research

BISAC: SCI051000

Gamma radiation is a penetrating form of electromagnetic radiation arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei. This type of radiation imparts the highest photon energy, and while it can damage the human body, it also provides several practical applications. Chapter One describes the application of gamma radiation for the sterilization process in medical devices, the food industry, and nuclear power plants, as well as its behavior, properties, and other applications. Chapter Two deals with the effects induced by gamma radiation, new research focused on the changes caused by gamma radiation, and the contributions of dosimetry to the understanding of gamma radiation. Chapter Three describes the use of radiation for inducing mutations in modern plant breeding. Chapter Four analyzes the effects of gamma irradiation on different carbon-based nanomaterials. Lastly, Chapter Five addresses the importance of using polylactic acid and gamma radiation for producing novel polymer composites, which enhance their sustainability and environmental aspects.

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Chapter 1. Gamma Irradiation: Properties, Behavior and Applications
G. Marković, S. Samaržija-Jovanović, V. Jovanović, J. Budinski-Simendić and M. Marinović-Cincović – Tigar, Pirot, Serbia, et al.)

Chapter 2. Effects of Gamma Radiation on Matter: Dosimetry Challenges
(Ana L. De-la-Colina-Martínez and David J. Delgado-Hernández – Department of Engineering, Autonomous University of Mexico State, Toluca, Mexico)

Chapter 3. Plant Mutation Breeding for Crop Improvement
(Vichai Puripunyavanich – Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology)

Chapter 4. Gamma Rays in Carbon-Based Nanomaterials Modification
(Svetlana Jovanović – “Vinča” Institute of Nuclear Sciences, National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 5. Polylactic Acid and Gamma Rays for Developing Novel Polymer Composites
(Patricia Montes de Oca-Valdés, Gonzalo Martínez-Barrera, Demetrio Mendoza-Anaya and Héctor Omar Camacho-Gutiérrez – Posgrado en Ciencia de Materiales, Facultad de Química, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, México, et al.)


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