Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
James C. Petrosky, PhD
Response of 2N2222 bipolar junction transistors to neutrons from a pulsed thermonuclear or pulsed fission source are researched. Measurements used for comparing performance included the base-collector junction current-voltage and capacitance-voltage characteristics and device gain degradation. Little change was detected in steady-state operation of the base-collector junction, but evidence in the dynamic and capacitance measurements establish effects based on environment. Experimental results are compared to literature results and parameters are explored using a device model simulation code.
DTIC Accession Number
Kloppenburg, Wade, "Neutron Spectral Effect on Microelectronic Performance Response" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5466.