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Federal subsidies for nuclear plants?
The Biden administration has indicated to lawmakers that it supports federal subsidies for struggling nuclear power plants, Reuters reported this morning, citing sources familiar with the discussions.
The subsidies would be in the form of production tax credits, according to the report, and would likely become part of the president’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.
Jincan Zhang, Lei Cao, Min Liu, Bo Liu, Lin Cheng
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 195 | Number 2 | February 2021 | Pages 173-184
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1798679
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The gamma irradiation effect in indium phosphide (InP) heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) is studied in this paper. The direct-current (DC) and alternating-current (AC) characteristics are investigated before and after an irradiation dose of 10 Mrad(Si). The main effects of gamma irradiation for InP HBTs are the following: increase of forward Gummel base current at low bias regime, decrease of common emitter collector current, increase of junction capacitances, and decrease of cutoff frequency. The Keysight model is adopted to describe behaviors of InP HBTs including DC and AC behaviors. The Keysight model parameter values are extracted before and after irradiation, in turn to study the physical mechanisms responsible for irradiation-induced degradation in InP HBTs.