From SEU Testing Resources
There are many facilities offering device irradiation services that are useful for soft-error testing. The list below includes a number of sites that have expressed a willingness to host soft-error testing. The capabilities of the facility and a contact person are included in the list. Although efforts are made to maintain this list, please contact the facility directly to confirm information. Report any discrepancies that you find to email@example.com.
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High Energy Neutron
- Los Alamos Neutron Science Center Los Alamos, NM, USA - Wide spectrum (thermal to 800 MeV) neutron source from tungsten spallation.
- TRIUMF Proton and Neutron Irradiation Facility Vancouver, BC, Canada - Neutrons from spallation reactions with 400 MeV protons.
- ISIS - Rutherford Appleton Laboratories Oxford, UK - Wide spectrum (thermal to 800MeV) neutron source
- US Naval Academy Annapolis, MD, USA - 14.3 MeV (d, t) and 2.5 MeV (d, d) neutron generators.
- Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center Boston, MA, USA - Formerly the Northeast Proton Therapy Center. 230 MeV monoenergetic protons from cyclotron source.
- TRIUMF Proton and Neutron Irradiation Facility Vancouver, BC, Canada - 400 MeV protons.
- NIST Center for Neutron Research Gaithersburg, MD, USA - Neutrons from 0.025 eV thermals to 6 MeV, reactor source.
- US Naval Academy Annapolis, MD, USA - reactor source
Quasi-monoenergetic Neutron Sources
Berkeley Accelerator Space Effect Facility Berkeley, CA, USA - White / Quasi-monoenergetic neutrons from deuteron breakup source.
Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Sacramento, CA, USA - Quasi-monoenergetic neutrons from Li(p,n) and Be(p,n) reactions.
CYCLONE Louvain la Neuve, Belgium - Quasi monoenergetic neutrons from 7Li(p,n) reaction.
Indiana University Cyclotron Facility Bloomington, IN, USA - Quasi-monoenergetic neutrons from 9Be(p,n) reaction.
The Svedberg Laboratory Uppsala, Sweden - Quasi-monoenergetic neutrons from 22 to 173 MeV.
Low Energy Neutron Sources
Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston, UK - 14 MeV neutrons from D-T reaction.
Boeing Radiation Effect Laboratory Seattle, WA, USA - 14 MeV Monoenergetic neutrons from D-T reaction.
Fast Neutron Laboratory Sendai, Japan - Mono-energetic neutrons from 8 KeV to 15 MeV.
National Physical Laboratory Teddington, UK - Monoenergetic 18 MeV neutrons from Van de Graaff source.
Deep Underground Test Sites
Testing at a deep underground site is useful for studying the effect of alpha particles emitted from packaging materials without interference from the cosmic ray background.
Tower-Soudan Mine, Soudan, MN, USA - Deep underground physics laboratory
Laboratoire Bas Bruit de Rustrel Pays d'Apt, -500m, Ultra Low Noise Laboratory part of the University of Nice, ex-french nuclear force headquarter "le plateau d'Albion", Rustrel in Luberon-Provence, at 60km from Avignon, France. The Laboratory is part of the Cote d'Azur Observatory, the CNRS and the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis. Initially designed by the Air Force, the site is fully hardened.
Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane, -1700m, -5600ft, ultra low radioactivity, laboratory managed by both French institutions Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), in the Fréjus road tunnel between France and Italy, 87 miles away from Grenoble, France
High altitude Test Sites
Pic du Midi, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, 2800-2900m - near Tarbes, part of the University Paul Sabatier, at 150km from Toulouse, France.
Altitude SEE Test European Platform (ASTEP), Plateau de Bure, +2552m, +8300ft, laboratory managed by the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Saint-Etienne en Devoluy, 54 miles from Grenoble, France.
Heavy Ion Beam Facilities
Heavy ion beams are used for aerospace applications and device model calibration.
Brookhaven, NY, USA - Tandem Van de Graff accelerator
North American Beam Facilities
European and Japanese Beam Facilities
Proton Irradiation Facility PSI, Switzerland - protons, presumably.
Reactor Institute Delft Delft, The Netherlands - Neutrons from reactor source.
Original Facilities Lists
The original facility lists are available through these links:
- North American Facilities (PDF)
- North American Facilities (Excel)
- European and Japanese Facilities (PDF)
- European and Japanese Facilities (Excel)
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