Accession Number:

ADA263411

Title:

Neutron Radiation Induced Degradation of Diode Characteristics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Neutrons radiation effects on diode current-voltage characteristics have been studied for a variety of diodes over 1x10 to the 13th power to 3x10 to the 15th power nsq cm 1 MeV equivalent neutron fluence range. A classification is proposed here for the first time. For constant forward current IF higher than that in the generation-recombination regime, the diode voltage VF either increases with fluence phi Type 1 diode, or VF first decreases with phi at lower fluence levels and then increases with phi at higher fluence levels Type 2 diode, or VF decreases with phi at all fluence levels used in this work Type 3 diode.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE