Development of X-ray protective garments from rare earth-modified natural rubber composites

  • Sreedha Sambhudevan, Balakrishnan Shankar, A Saritha, Kuruvilla Joseph, John Philip, T Saravanan
  • Journal of Elastomers & Plastics, November 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0095244316676866

Materials for X ray attenuation

What is it about?

Development of x ray protective garments based on natural rubber composites embedded with gadolinium oxide as attenuating material.

Why is it important?

Earlier lead containing materials were used for x ray attenuation, but it is highly toxic and does not cover the whole range of x ray energy.


sreedha sambhudevan
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

The article is highly useful for those who are working in the field or emi shielding and the development of materials for shielding purpose. The findings are highly helpful for those working in the medical imaging area and technicians who are constantly exposed to such radiations.

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