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High Total Ionizing Dose and Temperature Effects on Micro- and Nano-Electronic Devices

Gaillardin, Marc and Martinez, Martial and Girard, Sylvain and Goiffon, Vincent and Paillet, Philippe and Leray, Jean-Luc and Magnan, Pierre and Ouerdane, Youcef and Boukenter, Aziz and Marcandella, Claude and Duhamel, Olivier and Raine, Mélanie and Richard, Nicolas and Andrieu, F. and Barraud, S. and Faynot, O. High Total Ionizing Dose and Temperature Effects on Micro- and Nano-Electronic Devices. (2015) IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 62 (n° 3). pp.1226-1232. ISSN 0018-9499

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2015.2416975

Abstract

This paper investigates the vulnerability of several micro- and nano-electronic technologies to a mixed harsh environment involving high total ionizing dose at MGy levels and high temperature. Such operating conditions emerge today for several applications like new security systems in existing or future nuclear power plants, fusion experiments, or deep space missions. In this work, the competing effects of ionizing radiations and temperature are characterized in elementary devices made of MOS transistors from several technologies. First, devices are irradiated using a radiation laboratory X-ray source up to MGy dose levels at room temperature. Devices are either grounded or biased during irradiation to simulate two major circuit cases: a circuit which waits for a wake up signal, representing most of the lifetime of an integrated circuit operating in a harsh environment, and a nominal circuit function. Devices are then annealed at several temperatures to discuss the post-irradiation behavior and to determine whether an elevated temperature is an issue or not for circuit function in mixed harsh environments.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut d'optique (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Jean Monnet - St Etienne (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Vincent Goiffon
Deposited On:16 Dec 2015 10:51

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