Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

The Effects of Irradiation Temperature on the Proton Response of SiGe HBTs

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

9 Author(s)
Prakash, A.P.G. ; Sch. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA ; Sutton, A.K. ; Diestelhorst, R.M. ; Espinel, G.
more authors

We compare, for the first time, the effects of 63 MeV protons on 1st generation and 3rd generation SiGe HBTs irradiated at both liquid nitrogen temperature (77 K) and at room temperature (300 K). The 1st generation SiGe HBTs irradiated at 77 K show less degradation than when irradiated at 300 K. Conversely, the 3rd generation SiGe HBTs exhibits an opposite trend, and the devices irradiated at 77 K show enhanced degradation compared to those irradiated at 300 K. The emitter-base spacer regions for these two SiGe technologies are fundamentally different in construction, and apparently are responsible for the observed differences in temperature-dependent radiation response. At practical circuit biases, both SiGe technology generations show only minimal degradation for both at 77 K and 300 K exposure, to Mrad dose levels, and are thus potentially useful for electronics applications requiring simultaneous cryogenic temperature operation and significant total dose radiation exposure

Published in:

Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:53 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Dec. 2006

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.