Abstract

The response of a PIN diamond diode with a 4.5 μm thick i-layer to α-particles from a 210Po radioactive source has been measured and compared to the response from a 300 μm thick single crystal type IIa diamond. The results show that this PIN diamond diode with thin i-layer can be employed to detect slow neutrons following absorption on a converter boron layer. Such a detector will operate at low voltages and be rather insensitive to gamma background and neutron radiation damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume903
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2018

Keywords

  • Charge collection
  • Diamond detector
  • Neutron detection
  • PIN diode
  • Radiation hardness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Holmes, J., Dutta, M., Koeck, F. A., Benipal, M., Brown, J., Fox, B., Hathwar, R., Johnson, H., Malakoutian, M., Saremi, M., Zaniewski, A., Alarcon, R., Chowdhury, S., Goodnick, S., & Nemanich, R. (2018). A 4.5 μm PIN diamond diode for detecting slow neutrons. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 903, 297-301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.06.061