In a multi-electrode device, the motion of free charge carriers generated by ionizing radiation induces currents on all the electrodes surrounding the active region [1]. The amount of charge induced in each sensitive electrode is a function of the device geometry, the transport parameters and the generation profile. Hence this charge sharing effect allows the signal from each sensitive electrode to provide information about the electrical characteristics of the device, as well as information on the location and the profile of each ionization track. The effectiveness of such approach was recently demonstrated in Ion Beam Induced Charge (IBIC) experiments carried out using a 2 MeV He microbeam scanning over a sub-100 lm scale silicon device, where the ion strike location point was evaluated through a comparative analysis of the charge induced in two independent surface electrodes coupled to independent data acquisition systems [2]. In this report, we show that the Monte Carlo method [3] can be efficiently exploited to simulate this IBIC experiment and to model the experimental data, shedding light on the role played by carrier diffusion, electronic noise and ion beam spot size on the induction of charge in the sensitive electrodes. Moreover, the Monte Carlo method shows that information on the ion strike position can be obtained from the charge signals from the sensitive electrodes.

Modeling of ion beam induced charge sharing experiments for the design of high resolution position sensitive detectors

FORNERIS, Jacopo;VITTONE, Ettore
2013-01-01

Abstract

In a multi-electrode device, the motion of free charge carriers generated by ionizing radiation induces currents on all the electrodes surrounding the active region [1]. The amount of charge induced in each sensitive electrode is a function of the device geometry, the transport parameters and the generation profile. Hence this charge sharing effect allows the signal from each sensitive electrode to provide information about the electrical characteristics of the device, as well as information on the location and the profile of each ionization track. The effectiveness of such approach was recently demonstrated in Ion Beam Induced Charge (IBIC) experiments carried out using a 2 MeV He microbeam scanning over a sub-100 lm scale silicon device, where the ion strike location point was evaluated through a comparative analysis of the charge induced in two independent surface electrodes coupled to independent data acquisition systems [2]. In this report, we show that the Monte Carlo method [3] can be efficiently exploited to simulate this IBIC experiment and to model the experimental data, shedding light on the role played by carrier diffusion, electronic noise and ion beam spot size on the induction of charge in the sensitive electrodes. Moreover, the Monte Carlo method shows that information on the ion strike position can be obtained from the charge signals from the sensitive electrodes.
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Monte Carlo method; Position sensitive detector; Ion beam induced charge
J. Forneris;D.N. Jamieson;G. Giacomini;C. Yang;E. Vittone
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