Effect of Passivating and Metallization Layers on Low Energy Proton Induced Single-Event Upset

  • Ruiqiang Song
  • Jinjin ShaoEmail author
  • Bin Liang
  • Yaqing Chi
  • Jianjun Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1146)


Using Monte Carlo and TCAD simulation, we investigate the effect of passivating and metallization layers on low energy proton induced SEU in the commercial SRAM cell. Simulation results indicate metallization layers and tungsten contacts significantly reduce proton energy and enhance the energy distribution. Therefore, they can decrease the SEU percentage of the commercial SRAM cell.


Single-event upset Low energy proton Passivating layer Metallization layer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruiqiang Song
    • 1
  • Jinjin Shao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bin Liang
    • 1
  • Yaqing Chi
    • 1
  • Jianjun Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.College of ComputerNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina

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