Soaked-hydrogen irradiations show the H2 limits for the total-dose and dose-rate response of bipolar technologies. We use an analytical model to extrapolate experimental observations and generate an H2 limits/dose-rate safe-operating-area for various total-dose conditions. Results indicate that 0.1% is the H2 limit that can impact device degradation. We also show that the impact is larger for higher dose levels and that extra care needs to be taken when qualifying electronics for specific missions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
StateAccepted/In press - Dec 3 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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