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Sensor Radiation Testing With Californium-252 Neutrons
Author(s): Robert Braasch
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Paper Abstract

Neutron fluence testing of large dimension electrical components at cryogenic temperatures has traditionally been performed at fast burst reactors. A new facility, using Californium-252 (252Cf) as a neutron radiation source, was designed and built at the IRT Corporate Headquarters in San Diego. This paper discusses the physical properties of the californium isotope, describes the facility and its test capabilities, and presents the results of the 1 MeV calibration as well as IR and visible sensor testing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1108, Test and Evaluation of Infrared Detectors and Arrays, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960701
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Robert Braasch, IRT Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1108:
Test and Evaluation of Infrared Detectors and Arrays
Forney M. Hoke, Editor(s)

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