THE BEHAVIOR OF INFRARED DETECTION ELEMENTS UNDER NUCLEAR RADIATION EXPOSURE,
LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP BURBANK CALIF
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When an infrared system has to operate in the presence of nuclear radiation, it must be made certain that such an environment will not seriously degrade the reliability of the system. The behavior of many electronic parts which might be used as components in infrared devices has been investigated by operating them in a nuclear radiation field. The way in which optical characteristics, especially transmission properties, would change if certain optical materials were exposed to nuclear radiation has also been studied. Investigations on various photoconductive cells, including lead sulfide, lead telluride, indium antimonide, and gold-doped germainium, and on thermistor bolometers, all operated in a nuclear radiation field, were conducted. Results are discussed.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products