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The REEF (Realistic Radiation Environment Facility) is used to test the effect of space radiation environment and in particular electron-caused charging and dose-effects research.​

REEF Features

  • Moderate, constant source (pA cm-2): –Sr-90, 28 yr half life
  • Electrons only
  • Electrostatic charging and total dose testing
  • Moderate vacuum (10-5 torr)
  • Well known spectrum
  • Long irradiations (hours, day or weeks if needed!)
  • Temperature control (-70 to +50C)

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