Handbook of Radiation Effects by Andrew Holmes-Siedle

Handbook of Radiation Effects

byAndrew Holmes-Siedle, Len Adams

Hardcover | October 15, 2001

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This revised second edition of a popular handbook for engineers describes the important relationship between high-energy radiation environments, electronic device physics and materials. It is a straightforward account of the problems which arise when high-energy radiation bombards matter andof engineering methods for solving those problems.Radiation effects are a problem encountered in the use of highly engineered materials such as semiconductors, optics and polymers. The finely-tuned properties of these materials may change drastically when exposed to a radiation environment such as a beam of X-rays or electrons, the spaceenvironment or the 'hadrons' in CERN's new collider. All of these environments and several more are described. At the core of this book is a discussion of the impact of these environments on the devices used in computing, data processing and communication.While unashamedly oriented to the engineer-designer and manager, with descriptions in a highly readable form, there is no compromise in physical accuracy when describing high-energy radiation and the effects it produces, such as electronic failure, coloration and the decay of strength. A greatbreadth of technical data, such as may be needed to make quick decisions, is presented with literature references and a compendium of web-sites which have been tested and used by the authors.

About The Author

Andrew Holmes-Siedle is a physicist and consultant to Brunel University of West London, collaborating on CERN research and developing silicon devices. He previously spent over ten years working in Princeton (USA) on space and defence programmes and owns REM Oxford Ltd.. Len Adams is a consultant to Spur Electron, advising the Britis...

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Title:Handbook of Radiation EffectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.54 inPublished:October 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019850733X

ISBN - 13:9780198507338

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Table of Contents

1. Radiation, physics and measurement2. Radiation environments (including human risks from the terrestrial environment)3. Response of materials and devices to radiation4. Metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices5. Bipolar transistors and integrated circuits6. Diodes, solar cells, optoelectronics7. Power semiconductors8. Optical media9. Microelectronics, sensors, MEMs, passives, and other components10. Polymers and other organics11. The interaction of radiation with shielding materials12. Computer methods for particle transport13. Radiation testing14. Radiation-hardening of semiconductor parts15. Equipment hardening and hardness assuranceAppendicesA. Useful general and geophysical dataB. Radiation quantitiesC. Useful data on materials used in electronic equipmentD. Bibliography of dosimeter researchE. Dose-depth curves for typical Earth orbits, calculated by ESA's Space Environment Information System (SPENVIS) softwareF. Degradation in polymers in ionizing radiationG. Useful websites

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'This is a much needed, cross-disciplinary volume. I expect the copies purchased will become much thumbed' Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics