Fast Neutron Effects in Glass-Ceramics and Amorphous Semiconductors

  • L. L. Hench
  • W. D. Tuohig
  • A. E. Clark
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Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 5)


A review of radiation damage mechanisms in insulators and semiconductors is presented. Recent results on fast neutron effects on the ac and dc electrical properties of insulating glass-ceramics, amorphous semiconductors, and semiconducting glass-ceramics, including damage thresholds of crystallite sizes, are discussed and interpreted in terms of amorphous hand structure models and heterogeneous dielectric theory.


Fast Neutron Damage Threshold Loss Peak Interfacial Polarization Amorphous Semiconductor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Hench
    • 1
  • W. D. Tuohig
    • 1
  • A. E. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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