The Radiation Effects of High Energy Electrons upon Thermionic Integrated Circuits.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Thermionic Integrated Circuit TIC devices use a hybrid of vacuum tube and integrated circuit technology. The integrated circuitry is fabricated on a sapphire Al2O3 substrate. A device was irradiated to attempt to establish a total dose measured in rad Si of radiation to cause the TIC device to malfunction. The TIC device was irradiated using 30 and 100 Mev electrons provided by the Naval Postgraduate School Linear Accelerator LINAC. The device received a total dose of 1.8155 x 10 to the ninth power rad Si during the course of the experiments. It continued to function normally through the irradiation study, so it is concluded that the device is not sensitive to radiation, at least at the levels used.
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