Radiation Effects on FR4 Printed Circuit Boards

Kevin Scheuer, Jason Holmes, Evgeny Galyaev, David Blyth, Ricardo Alarcon

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This article presents measurements of electrical and physical properties for a variety of FR4 fiberglass-reinforced resin laminates, and the respective changes following exposure to a 1.9 \times 10^{16} n/cm2 total neutron fluence. The selection of a printed circuit board (PCB) substrate is shown to be of consideration beyond the typical frequency-dependent parameters, specifically for high fluence radiation environments where small changes to the dielectric constant are of concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9097941
Pages (from-to)1846-1851
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • Laminates
  • neutron radiation effects
  • printed circuit board (PCB)
  • substrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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