Accession Number : ADA203434

Title :   Burst Generation Rates in Silicon and Gallium Arsenide from Neutron-Induced Nuclear Recoils,

Corporate Author : SEVERN COMMUNICATIONS CORP SEVERNA PARK MD

Personal Author(s) : Letaw, John R.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The HETC code (Los Alamos National Laboratory version) is used to estimate the energy spectra of residual nuclei in n-Si and n-GaAs reactions between 50 MeV and 1 GeV. A computation of the components of the burst generation rate from neutron-induced nuclear recoils between 1 MeV and 1 GeV is based on the Monte Carlo results and measured cross sections. These data may be applied to the compution of single-event upset rates from high-energy neutrons in the atmosphere and in spacecraft. (RH)

Descriptors :   *CROSS SECTIONS, *GALLIUM ARSENIDES, *HIGH ENERGY, *NEUTRONS, *NUCLEI, *SILICON, ENERGY, MONTE CARLO METHOD, RESIDUALS, SPACECRAFT, SPECTRA.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE