Priming by X-rays or by beta-rays is generally needed in order to qualify CVD diamond for nuclear detection or for dosimetry. The priming effect is usually attributed in filling the hole traps, which are responsible for the charge collection efficiency of the detector. Emptying the filled traps can be easily detected by thermoluminescence (TL), which is considered to be a measure of the absorbed dose. In this work, we prove that below-gap photocurrent (BGPC) can also be used in the same way and it is dominated by the optical detrapping of holes from the same centers. Time dependence of this beta-rays induced persistent photocurrent (PPC), which in fact, depends only on the total number of photons impinging onto the sample. In fact, at long times or for large number of photons, the photocurrent approaches to the same limit of PC for a null dose. The hole trapping centers

Photocurrent study of beta-ray priming in CVD diamond

MANFREDOTTI, Claudio;VITTONE, Ettore;OLIVERO, Paolo;LO GIUDICE, Alessandro
2004-01-01

Abstract

Priming by X-rays or by beta-rays is generally needed in order to qualify CVD diamond for nuclear detection or for dosimetry. The priming effect is usually attributed in filling the hole traps, which are responsible for the charge collection efficiency of the detector. Emptying the filled traps can be easily detected by thermoluminescence (TL), which is considered to be a measure of the absorbed dose. In this work, we prove that below-gap photocurrent (BGPC) can also be used in the same way and it is dominated by the optical detrapping of holes from the same centers. Time dependence of this beta-rays induced persistent photocurrent (PPC), which in fact, depends only on the total number of photons impinging onto the sample. In fact, at long times or for large number of photons, the photocurrent approaches to the same limit of PC for a null dose. The hole trapping centers
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925963503004667
CVD diamond; Persistent photocurrent (PPC); Below-gap photocurrent (BGPC); Priming; Dosimetry
C. MANFREDOTTI; F. FIZZOTTI; E. VITTONE; C. PAOLINI; P. OLIVERO; A. LO GIUDICE
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