Transport properties of natural diamond usedas nuclear particle detector for a wide temperatue range

F. Nava, C. Canali, Marina Artuso, E. Gatti, P. F. Manfredi, S. F. Kozlov

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A thorough investigation has been done about the behavior of natural diamond as a radiation detector material for a wide temperature range. Drift velocities and mean free drift time have been determined at temperatures ranging between 85 K and 700 K and with electric fields up to 60 KV/cm. Average energy required to create an electron-hole pair and energy resolution have been measured in the 100 K – 400 K interval. The spectroscopic features of diamond detectors have also been analyzed on a broad temperature interval. It was found that as T approaches 500 K polarization phenomena begin, thus establishing the upper temperature limit for the detector operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-315
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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