Dynamic response of diamond sensors to ionizing radiation beams

S. Spadaro, D.M. Trucchi, G. Conte, M. Pimpinella, A.S. Guerra, R.F. Laitano

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Prototypes of radiation detectors for clinical dosimetry were constructed using commercially available synthetic diamond. Polished diamond plates of detector grade and standard quality were used. The metallization scheme was a typical Ag-Ag contact for the detector grade diamond and a new metallization technique for the standard quality diamond. This was for determining which detector is more appropriate for radiotherapy dosimetry needs. The detector signal was analyzed as a function of bias voltage in the 0-500 V range both in absence of radiation and in a Co-60 gamma-ray beam. The response linearity was assessed in Co-60 gamma-ray beam for dose-rates in the range from 0.2 to 1.2 Gy min-1. Pre-irradiation effects were also investigated. Signal rise time, signal stability and reproducibility are reported and discussed. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43 - 47
Number of pages5
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Spadaro, S., Trucchi, D. M., Conte, G., Pimpinella, M., Guerra, A. S., & Laitano, R. F. (2011). Dynamic response of diamond sensors to ionizing radiation beams. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 171(1), 43 - 47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2010.12.017