Messenger, George C. Messenger & Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Ionizing dose effects
- Dose-rate effects
- Displacement damage effects
- Single-event phenomena
- System hardening
- SDI environments
- Related Primary Literature
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The protection of semiconductor electronic devices and electronic systems from the effects of high-energy radiation. Applications for such devices are in three major areas: (1) satellites, which are exposed to natural space radiation from the Van Allen belts, solar flares, and cosmic rays; (2) electronics, especially sensor and control electronics for commercial nuclear power-generating plants; and (3) perhaps most important, equipment designed to survive the radiation from nuclear explosions.
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