1st Edition

Radiation Technologies and Applications in Materials Science

Edited By Subhendu Ray Chowdhury Copyright 2023
    416 Pages 121 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book explains various kinds of non-ionizing and high-energy radiations, their interaction with materials and chemical reactions, and conditions of various kinds of materials development technologies including applications. It covers a processing-structure-property relationship and radiations used in developing many advanced materials used in various fields. It highlights application-oriented materials synthesis and modification covering a wide variety of materials such as plastics, rubber, thermo-set, ceramics, and so forth by various radiations.


    • Explains ionizing and non-ionizing radiation-assisted materials development technologies, for polymers, ceramics, metals, and carbons
    • Covers radiation-assisted synthesis, processing, and modification of all kinds of materials
    • Provides comparative studies, merits, demerits, and applications very systematically
    • Criss-crosses polymers science and technology, radiation technology, advanced materials technology, biomaterials technology, and so forth
    • Includes a section on 3D printing by LASER melting of CoCr alloys

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in materials science, radiation chemistry and physics, and polymer and other materials processing.

    1. Cross-linking of polymers by various radiations: Mechanisms and parameters.
    S. T. Mhaske, S. U. Mestry, and D. A. Patil

    2. Tuning desired properties by tailoring radiation grafted polymeric materials: Preparation and characterization.
    S. Selambakkannu, N. A. F. Othman, T.M. Ting, and N.L. Ishak

    3. Microwave-assisted conversion of coal and biomass to activated carbon.
    Sudip Ray

    4. Radiation-induced polymer modification and polymerization.
    Tuhin Subhra Pal and Nikhil K. Singha

    5. Radiation-induced graft copolymerization - A facile technology for polymer surface modification and applications.
    Subhadeep Chakraborty, Soumen Sardar, and Abhijit Bandyopadhyay

    6. Irradiation-induced effect on polymer: From mechanism to biomedical applications.
    Sumit Dokwal, Suman Mahendia, Rishi Pal Chahal, Vishal Sharma, Suman B. Kuhar, and Shyam Kumar

    7. Radiation-induced degradation and grafting of cellulosic substrates.
    A. K. Rana and A. S. Singha

    8. Radiation-initiated tailored membranes for ready fit.
    Mayank Saxena and A. Bhattacharya

    9. Radiation-grafted ion exchange membranes (RGIEMs) for fuel cell applications.
    Prachi Singhal, Safiya Nisar, Bharath Govind, and Sunita Rattan

    10. High-temperature thermoplastic elastomeric materials by beam treatment - Challenges and opportunities.
    Aiswarya S, Pratiksha Awasthi, Nischay Kodihalli Shivaprakash, Wayne Cooke, Subhan Salaeh, and Shib Shankar Banerjee

    11. Selective laser melting of CoCr alloys in biomedical application: A review.
    J. S. Saini, Luke Dowling, Daniel Trimble, and Sachin Singh

    12. Radiation curing of epoxy composites and coatings.
    P. Poornima Vijayan, Anu Surendran, and Sabu Thomas

    13. Microwave-assisted activated carbon: A promising class of materials for a wide range of applications.
    M. N. M. Ansari and M. A. Sayem

    14. Synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles by using ionizing radiation, their characterization, and applications.
    Jayashree Biswal, H. J. Pant, and V. K. Sharma


    Dr. Subhendu Ray Chowdhury currently is a senior scientific officer in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, India. He is also a visiting faculty of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) [Formerly UDCT], Matunga, Mumbai, India. Dr. Ray Chowdhury received his PhD in materials science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. After completion of his PhD, Dr. Ray Chowdhury worked for seven years in renown laboratories in USA, including the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. He has published around 70 journal papers, a couple of book chapters, and more that 50 conference papers in radiation-assisted materials development through processing, modification, and synthesis. He has supervised several PhD and post-graduate students. He obtained a couple of patents and transferred many technologies to Industries. His accolades and achievements include National Award for Technology Innovation 2019, by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt of India, CSIR research fellowship through NET (National Eligibility Test), and national advisory committee membership of international conferences etc. He was involved in a RCA/UNDP project on “Electron Beam Applications in Materials Science” in 2013, as an international expert committee member from India. He also served as a category A, international faculty on materials science and electron beam for environmental remedy (RCA/UNDP PROJECT) in July 2017, Republic of Korea (South Korea). He is a regular reviewer of more than 25 reputed international journals. As an experienced researcher, he delivers talks as a keynote speaker and invited speaker, and chairs many sessions at international and national conferences.