International Conference on Nuclear Technology, Radiation Safety and Advanced Technological Researches (ICNRA 2021), İstanbul, Turkey, 10 - 11 December 2021, vol.1, no.133, pp.163
Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) is a thermoplastic material with high resistivity against abrasion and
heat. PMMA material has great thermal, mechanical and radiation shielding properties which the addition of colemanite filler can improve. Based on superior structural properties of PMMA material
and the additives (colemanite filler), the produced PMMA-based polymer composites can be used in
different application areas such as the aviation and aerospace field. These new materials have significant
advantages such as high durability and high strength.
Beta transmission techniques were applied to investigate the behavior of PMMA/Colemanite composite
samples against radiation. The results indicated that by the rise of colemanite concentration improved beta
shielding properties of PMMA.