Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 80, Issue 4, pp 666–678 | Cite as

Application of nuclear-physics methods in space materials science

  • L. S. NovikovEmail author
  • E. N. Voronina
  • L. I. Galanina
  • N. P. Chirskaya
Elementary Particles and Fields Theory


The brief history of the development of investigations at the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University (SINP MSU) in the field of space materials science is outlined. A generalized scheme of a numerical simulation of the radiation impact on spacecraft materials and elements of spacecraft equipment is examined. The results obtained by solving some of the most important problems that modern space materials science should address in studying nuclear processes, the interaction of charged particles with matter, particle detection, the protection from ionizing radiation, and the impact of particles on nanostructures and nanomaterials are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. S. Novikov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • E. N. Voronina
    • 1
  • L. I. Galanina
    • 1
  • N. P. Chirskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear PhysicsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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