2 September 2010 Imaging penetrating radiation through ion photon emission microscopy
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The ion photon emission microscope (IPEM), a new radiation effects microscope for the imaging of single event effects from penetrating radiation, is being developed at Sandia National Laboratories and implemented on the 88" cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. The microscope is designed to permit the direct correlation between the locations of high-energy heavy-ion strikes and single event effects in microelectronic devices. The development of this microscope has required the production of a robust optical system that is compatible with the ion beam lines, design and assembly of a fast single photon sensitive measurement system to provide the necessary coincidence, and the development and testing of many scintillating films. A wide range of scintillating material for application to the ion photon emission microscope has been tested with few meeting the stringent radiation hardness, intensity, and photon lifetime requirements. The initial results of these luminescence studies and the current operation of the ion photon emission microscope will be presented. Finally, the planned development for future microscopes and ion luminescence testing chambers will be discussed.
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Khalid Hattar, Khalid Hattar, Janelle V. Branson, Janelle V. Branson, Cody J. Powell, Cody J. Powell, Gyorgy Vizkelethy, Gyorgy Vizkelethy, Paolo Rossi, Paolo Rossi, Barney L. Doyle, Barney L. Doyle, } "Imaging penetrating radiation through ion photon emission microscopy", Proc. SPIE 7806, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications XI, 78060C (2 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864157; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.864157

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