The Effect OfIonizing Radiation On The Components


  • The Effect of Ionizing Radiation on the Components (2 ECTS) – LC+TC: 20h
  • Coordinator: Frédéric Saigné (U. Montpellier)
  • Teachers: Frédéric Wrobel (U. Montpellier), Alain Michez (U. Montpellier)
  • Description: Radiation-induced failures in microelectronics pose a growing concern in the aerospace and avionic communities. Incident radiation acting on these devices is mainly due to cosmic rays and their secondary particles produced in the Earth atmosphere. Energetic particles induce various device malfunctions via their interaction with materials in electronic devices. We will present the principles of Monte Carlo simulation tools, which are very useful to establish the transient current shapes and to evaluate the soft error rates.
  • needs introduction to solid state physics (cf. nano)