Radiation Sources for Total-Dose Testing of Electronics
Final technical rept. 1 Apr 2000-31 Jul 2001
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN
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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.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products