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​Building extreme electronics for extreme conditions

​Building extreme electronics for extreme conditions

Aerospace engineer Debbie Senesky is designing next-generation electronic devices that can withstand the outer limits of of outer space.
July 11, 2018

Harsh conditions on the surface of Venus | Image courtesy of NASA

While Venus is billed as Earth’s twin, in reality it could not be much more different.

The clouds rain sulfuric acid and surface temperatures hover around 480°C — so hot that Earthly electronics begin to fail, if they don’t melt first.

Senesky is at the forefront of a new wave of electronics engineering of devices that can withstand such extreme temperatures, corrosiveness and radiation. Join her for a fascinating look at the future of extreme electronics.