Accession Number:

AD0884921

Title:

Application of Nuclear Irradiation Techniques to the Tailoring of Semiconductor Properties

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Jun 1967-Oct 1970

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Nuclear irradiation has a profound influence on the electrical, optical and physical properties of semiconductors. These effects are usually viewed as radiation damage, degradation in a nuclear environment leading ultimately to device failure. Recently, several irradiation techniques have been employed to produce beneficial changes in bulk semiconductor materials, leading either to improved device performance or to otherwise impossible device structures. The author briefly reviews several of these techniques, with emphasis on opto-electronic devices. The author also reviews the basic research literature which led to the proposal of a new optimization possibility its feasibility is being studied under the IED project Extended Long Wavelength Cutoff for Silicon Surface Barrier Detectors.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE