Nuclear Effects in Electronics and Optics

Effects of ionizing radiation

The Business Unit „Nuclear Effects in Electronics and Optics (NEO)“ at Fraunhofer INT investigates the effects of ionizing radiation on electronic, opto-electronic, and photonic components and systems. Its work is based on more than 40 years of experience in that field.

The INT performs irradiation tests based on international standards and advises companies regarding radiation qualification and hardening of components and systems. The knowledge obtained in years of radiation testing is also used for the development of new radiation sensor systems. These activities are performed either at irradiation facilities installed at the INT or at partner institutions to which our scientists have regular access.

A multitude of modern equipment to measure electrical and optical parameters is available. Furthermore our institute runs a precision mechanical workshop and an electronic laboratory. This enables us to conduct most of the irradiation tests without help or equipment of the customer.


How does gamma radiation affect different materials?