Accession Number : AD0698556

Title :   THE BEHAVIOR OF INFRARED DETECTION ELEMENTS UNDER NUCLEAR RADIATION EXPOSURE,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP BURBANK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kutzscher,E. W.

Report Date : SEP 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : When an infrared system has to operate in the presence of nuclear radiation, it must be made certain that such an environment will not seriously degrade the reliability of the system. The behavior of many electronic parts which might be used as components in infrared devices has been investigated by operating them in a nuclear radiation field. The way in which optical characteristics, especially transmission properties, would change if certain optical materials were exposed to nuclear radiation has also been studied. Investigations on various photoconductive cells, including lead sulfide, lead telluride, indium antimonide, and gold-doped germainium, and on thermistor bolometers, all operated in a nuclear radiation field, were conducted. Results are discussed.

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED DETECTORS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, *DAMAGE), NEUTRON REACTIONS, GAMMA RAYS, PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY, BOLOMETERS, GERMANIUM, INDIUM ANTIMONIDES, LEAD COMPOUNDS, SULFIDES, TELLURIDES, (U)TELLURIDES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE