The Theory of the Formation and Nature of Radiation-Induced Defects
The term ‘radiation-induced defects’ refers to relatively stable lattice imperfections, produced by high-energy particles. Since single crystals are perfect bodies, their electrical and optical properties are strongly influenced by radiation-induced defects. Extensive studies on the influence of high-energy radiation on semiconductors have been carried out during the last fifteen years. Many of the investigations are concerned not only with general problems of semiconductor physics, but also with practical problems. An example of this is the study of the radiation stability of solar silicon cells used in space explorations.
KeywordsFast Neutron Fast Electron Valence Bond Radiation Defect Defect Production
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