Accession Number:

ADA007670

Title:

Radiation Induced Electrical Current and Voltage in Dielectric Structures

Descriptive Note:

Physical sciences research papers

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A computational technique has been developed in one dimension for prediction of radiation-induced electrical currents and electrostatic fields in metal-dielectric slab structures. High energy radiation transport effects produce divergent electron currents, time-dependent electrostatic fields, and time-dependent conduction electron currents. These effects are considered and the computational technique predicts electric fields approaching breakdown intensity and time-dependent electrode currents which may even change sign. Brief comments on application of the technique to field effect electronic devices are included. Results are given for several metal-dielectric slab combinations under 200 keV and 1.25 MeV photon irradiations.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE