Radiation-Resistant Memory Device Based on Chalcogenide Glassy Semiconductor


  • V. M. Kychak Вінницький національний технічний університет, Ukraine
  • I. V. Slobodyan Вінницький національний технічний унівеситет, Ukraine
  • V. L. Vovk Вінницький національний технічний університет, Ukraine




amorphous semiconductor, chalcogenide glassy semiconductors, radiation resistance, memory cell, irradiation dose, γ - quanta, film transistor, Schottky junction


A memory cell structure is proposed that uses a Schottky barrier thin film transistor based on an amorphous semiconductor as a junction element, and a chalcogenide glassy semiconductor film as a switching element. A physical storage cell model has been developed. The dependence of the transistor and memory cell parameters on the dose of neutron flux and γ - quanta was investigated. It is shown that when the dose of neutron irradiation is changed, the steepness of the drain-gate characteristic (DGC) decreases by 10% at a dose of the order of 1015 n/s, at the same time, the transfer coefficient of the bipolar n-p-n transistor decreases by 20% already at doses of 1013 n/s, indicating a significant increase in the radiation resistance of the proposed memory cell. In the case of irradiation with γ - quanta in the range up to 2.6 Mrad, the steepness of the DGC of the proposed structure changes by only 10%. When used as an isolation element, a field-effect transistor with an insulated gate, the slope of the DGC is reduced by 50%, that it is bad result. It is shown that the current of recording information of the proposed structure when changing the dose of γ - quantum flux to 2.6 Mrad changes by about 10%, at the same time, in the case of using a field-effect transistor with an isolated cover, the information recording current changes by 50%. The study of the dependence of the gate current on the dose of γ – quanta is showed. When the radiation dose changes from 0 to 2.6 Mrad, the gate current changes only by 10%, which indicates the high resistance of the proposed structure to the action of permeable radiation.





Functional Electronics. Micro- and Nanoelectronic Technology