Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Rad Hard: Microelectronic Devices Can Operate In Harsh Environments

Date:
September 15, 2000
Source:
Office Of Naval Research
Summary:
The Naval Research Laboratory recently received a patent for microelectronic devices built on silicon-on-insulator, or SOI, structures that can operate in harsh environments with greater speed and significantly reduced power needs.

The Naval Research Laboratory recently received a patent for microelectronic devices built on silicon-on-insulator, or SOI, structures that can operate in harsh environments with greater speed and significantly reduced power needs.

Related Articles


The chips are intended for use in outer space, nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, and particle accelerators. Improved radiation hardness is also essential for semiconducting processes such as X-ray lithography, plasma etching, and reactive ion etching.

The researchers achieve increased radiation hardness by eliminating the positive charge build-up in the buried oxide layer. NRL's innovative process implants ions, such as silicon, into an oxide layer to create electron traps and recombination centers in the buried oxide layer that will neutralize any radiation-induced positive charge. A subsequent heat treatment removes any defects caused by the process.

NRL is transferring this technology to the private sector through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement for space and missile applications.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Office Of Naval Research. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Office Of Naval Research. "Rad Hard: Microelectronic Devices Can Operate In Harsh Environments." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 September 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000913212323.htm>.
Office Of Naval Research. (2000, September 15). Rad Hard: Microelectronic Devices Can Operate In Harsh Environments. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000913212323.htm
Office Of Naval Research. "Rad Hard: Microelectronic Devices Can Operate In Harsh Environments." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000913212323.htm (accessed October 24, 2014).

Share This



More Matter & Energy News

Friday, October 24, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

3D Printed Instruments Make Sweet Music in Sweden

3D Printed Instruments Make Sweet Music in Sweden

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 23, 2014) Students from Lund University's Malmo Academy of Music are believed to be the world's first band to all use 3D printed instruments. The guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums were built by Olaf Diegel, professor of product development, who says 3D printing allows musicians to design an instrument to their exact specifications. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Chameleon Camouflage to Give Tanks Cloaking Capabilities

Chameleon Camouflage to Give Tanks Cloaking Capabilities

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 22, 2014) Inspired by the way a chameleon changes its colour to disguise itself; scientists in Poland want to replace traditional camouflage paint with thousands of electrochromic plates that will continuously change colour to blend with its surroundings. The first PL-01 concept tank prototype will be tested within a few years, with scientists predicting that a similar technology could even be woven into the fabric of a soldiers' clothing making them virtually invisible to the naked eye. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Jet Sales Lift Boeing Profit 18 Pct.

Jet Sales Lift Boeing Profit 18 Pct.

Reuters - Business Video Online (Oct. 22, 2014) Strong jet demand has pushed Boeing to raise its profit forecast for the third time, but analysts were disappointed by its small cash flow. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Internet of Things Aims to Smarten Your Life

Internet of Things Aims to Smarten Your Life

AP (Oct. 22, 2014) As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things. (Oct. 22) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Space & Time

Matter & Energy

Computers & Math

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins