Accession Number : AD0466277


Title :   PRELIMINARY REPORT ON NUCLEAR RADIATION EFFECTS ON PIEZOELECTRICS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS


Personal Author(s) : Kesselman, Robert


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Nuclear radiation has become another environment which the engineer must consider when designing circuitry. Piezoelectrics have important military applications and it is, therefore, necessary to know how they function during and after nuclear radiation. This report summarizes the preliminary data that this Arsenal has obtained on nuclear effects on lead zirconium titanate and barium titanate crystals. These results represent preliminary information on a statistically small number of samples, but certain trends seem evident (e.g., capacitance and charge release decrease under radiation). Further work is planned in order to determine accurately the different effects produced by varying levels of neutron and gamma radiation on PZT as well as the damage mechanisms involved. (Author)


Descriptors :   DAMAGE , PIEZOELECTRIC CRYSTALS , ZIRCONIUM COMPOUNDS , LEAD COMPOUNDS , BARIUM COMPOUNDS , TITANATES , HYSTERESIS , VOLTAGE , CAPACITANCE , DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES , DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE