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In this work we analyzed the radiation hardness of SiC p/sup +//n diodes used as minimum ionizing particle (MIP) detectors after very high 1 MeV neutron fluences. The diode structure is based on ion implanted p/sup +/ emitter in an n-type epilayer with thickness equal to 55 /spl mu/m and donor doping N/sub D/ = 2/spl times/10/sup 14/ cm/sup -3/. The diode breakdown voltages were above 1000 V. At 1000 V the leakage currents are of the order of 1 nA for all the measured diodes. The full depletion voltage is near 220-250 V. The charge collection efficiency to minimum ionising particle has been investigated by a /sup 90/Sr /spl beta/ source. At 250 V the collected charge of the unirradiated diodes saturates near 3000 e/sup -/. At bias voltages over than 100 V the energy spectrum of the collected charge was found to consist of two peaks clearly separated. At around 250 V the signal saturates, in agreement with CV …
Publication date: 
23 Oct 2005

F Moscatelli, A Scorzoni, A Poggi, M Bruzzi, S Sciortino, S Lagomarsino, G Wagner, R Nipoti

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Volume: 1 Pages: 490-494
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2005