First RADNEXT neutron test campaign at PTB

16 December 2021

Test campaign

A first successful experiment has been carried out by Golnaz Korkian of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). The beam time has been delivered at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany from 9th to 12th November 2021.

This test campaign is part of a research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, where applicants address concerns on the effects of natural radiation in modern components and systems.

Golnaz Korkian writes:

“In our first RADNEXT experiment, we had the pleasure to meet and work with expert colleagues at PTB and were able to test our emerging memories by 14.8 MeV neutrons to investigate Single Event Effects. So I would like to use this opportunity to say thanks to RADNEXT for giving us beam time, and Dr. Carlo Cazzaniga, for following up to find an appropriate facility for our tests since these experiments were necessary to complete the results of our study. Thank you once again for all the effort.”

Carlo Cazzaniga and Camille Belanger-Champagne, leaders of WP09/TA1 work package comment:

“We are very pleased that a successful experiment has been delivered. This is a good first example of how RADNEXT can help connecting users and facilities, building a network for the electronics irradiation community in Europe”.


Fig.1.: Golnaz Korkian of the Complutense University of Madrid at PTB in Germany.

Fig.2.: The device under test exposed to the neutron beam.

Fig.3.: The experimental hall at PTB where the neutron beam time has been delivered.