TY - CHAP A1 - Nicolas T. Fourches ED1 - Mitsuru Nenoi Y1 - 2012-03-09 PY - 2012 T1 - Total Dose and Dose Rate Effects on Some Current Semiconducting Devices N2 - Since the discovery of X rays by Roentgen in 1895, the ionizing radiation has been extensively utilized in a variety of medical and industrial applications. However people have shortly recognized its harmful aspects through inadvertent uses. Subsequently people experienced nuclear power plant accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima, which taught us that the risk of ionizing radiation is closely and seriously involved in the modern society. In this circumstance, it becomes increasingly important that more scientists, engineers and students get familiar with ionizing radiation research regardless of the research field they are working. Based on this idea, the book "Current Topics in Ionizing Radiation Research" was designed to overview the recent achievements in ionizing radiation research including biological effects, medical uses and principles of radiation measurement. BT - Current Topics in Ionizing Radiation Research SP - Ch. 32 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34978 DO - 10.5772/34978 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-17 ER -