I'm developing a magnetic field sensing kit for a project. The kit contains sensors (specifically an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer) that will detect and measure magnetic fields, and my team plans for this kit to be placed in a location with high amounts of radiation, specifically neutron, alpha, and gamma radiation.
I'm really new to radiation effects, so I was wondering how does radiation cause strange behavior to occur in electronics, and which components are the most likely to be affected by radiation? Right now, I'm looking for sensors for the kit, and it's near impossible to find radiation-hardened sensors. Given my unfamiliarity with radiation, I'm trying to understand how it affects electronics so I can see if we need to purchase specialty components or if we can make do with just regular components.
EDIT: After speaking with my team, to be honest, we don't have a specific value on the intensity of the radiation to be expected. All I was told that the source will emit neutrons. Looking at what's available in terms of components, rad-hard components tend to be quite expensive and big, not in a small IC form factor, so I think I'll just have to go with a different solution.