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dc.contributor.authorTorres, Gilbertoen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Catherine M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, Anthony G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-09T13:36:54Z
dc.date.available2021-03-09T13:36:54Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://dr.tcnj.edu/handle/2900/3691
dc.descriptionDepartment of Biomedical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractOnce outside the Earth’s magnetic field astronauts are exposed to a range of particles that can alter their biological makeup. Exposure to radiation has been shown to increase bone porosity and thus an increased fracture risk. This study focuses on the material properties from head only proton irradiated bone through the use of micro-indentation techniques. Overall, the data has shown a downward trend in instantaneous and long-time shear modulus as radiation dosage increases. Using this trend, we can infer that there seems to be an effect on the material properties of proton irradiated bones. It is possible that this downward may be due to a deterioration of the organic matrix, where an increase of crystallization will decrease the elastic properties of bone.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of New Jersey (Ewing, N.J.). Office of Academic Affairsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMUSE (Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNJSGC (New Jersey Space Grant Consortium)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.titleBone Strength Changes in Rats Exposed to Proton Radiationen_US
dc.typePosteren_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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