Accession Number : AD0440292

Title :   TRANSIENT RADIATION EFFECTS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA GENERAL ATOMIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : Compton, D. M. J. ; Poll, R. A.

Report Date : 12 APR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The purpose of this research program is to gain a greater understanding of the basic mechanisms of transient radiation effects in materials and components by separating them into individual physical phenomena. Each of these phenomena is then studied as a function of the type, energy, and dose rate of the radiation, and with appropriate variation of the experimental parameters. Five phenomena were studied during this research program. It is believed that most of the important manifestations of transient radiation effects produced by pulsed irradiation of an electronic circuit can be ascribed to phenomena discussed or to their combinations. In the period, most effort was placed on two programs: (1) study of the transient conductivity induced in plastic films, and (2) the development of means of measuring secondary emission from metals as a function of the angle and energy of emission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION EFFECTS, MATERIALS), SEMICONDUCTORS, CONDUCTIVITY, GASES, ELECTRONS, SECONDARY EMISSION, LIQUIDS, FILMS, PLASTICS, GREASES, GAMMA RAYS, METALS, THICKNESS, ELECTRON BEAMS, SPACE CHARGE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE