Standard Guide for Determining Neutron Energy Spectra from Neutron Sensors for Radiation-Hardness Testing of Electronics
|Publication Date:||1 January 1994|
|ICS Code (Films and sheets):||83.140.10|
1.1 This guide covers procedures for determining the energy-fluence spectra of neutron sources used in radiation-hardness testing of electronic semiconductor devices. The types of sources specifically covered by this guide are fission or degraded energy fission sources used in either a steady-state or pulse mode.
1.2 This guide provides guidance and criteria that can be applied during the process of choosing the spectrum adjustment methodology that is best suited to the data that is available and relevant for the environment being investigated. For example, the data available from power reactor and research reactor tests are expected to be different, and the most effective spectrum adjustment methodology may also differ for each case.
1.3 This guide is to be used in conjunction with Guide E 720 to characterize neutron spectra.
NOTE 1--Although Guide E 720 only discusses activation foil sensors, any energy-dependent neutron-responding sensor for which a response function is known may be used (1).
NOTE 2--For terminology used in this guide, see Terminology E 170.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.