Accession Number:

ADA399705

Title:

Radiation Sources for Total-Dose Testing of Electronics

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Apr 2000-31 Jul 2001

Corporate Author:

VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Two Shepherd Model 89 cesium-137 gamma-ray irradiators were acquired and installed at Vanderbilt University. Safety inspections were performed and appropriate monitoring equipment was put in place. The sources provide capability for irradiating electronic devices at relatively - low dose rates, which is important for understanding important device-level degradation effects, including the Enhanced Low-Dose-Rate Sensitivity ELDRS of bipolar integrated circuits and long-term degradation and in-situ annealing of MOS integrated circuits.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE