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Title: Characterization of a quadrant diamond transmission X-ray detector including a precise determination of the mean electron–hole pair creation energy

Abstract

Precise monitoring of the incoming photon flux is crucial for many experiments using synchrotron radiation. For photon energies above a few keV, thin semiconductor photodiodes can be operated in transmission for this purpose. Diamond is a particularly attractive material as a result of its low absorption. The responsivity of a state-of-the art diamond quadrant transmission detector has been determined, with relative uncertainties below 1% by direct calibration against an electrical substitution radiometer. From these data and the measured transmittance, the thickness of the involved layers as well as the mean electron–hole pair creation energy were determined, the latter with an unprecedented relative uncertainty of 1%. Lastly, the linearity and X-ray scattering properties of the device are also described.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)
  2. Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Berlin (Germany)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1433988
Report Number(s):
BNL-203530-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5775; JSYRES; TRN: US1802668
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online); Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5775
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; X-ray; detectors; diamond; calibration; scattering; quadrant diamond transmission X-ray detector

Citation Formats

Keister, Jeffrey W., Cibik, Levent, Schreiber, Swenja, and Krumrey, Michael. Characterization of a quadrant diamond transmission X-ray detector including a precise determination of the mean electron–hole pair creation energy. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1107/S1600577517017659.
Keister, Jeffrey W., Cibik, Levent, Schreiber, Swenja, & Krumrey, Michael. Characterization of a quadrant diamond transmission X-ray detector including a precise determination of the mean electron–hole pair creation energy. United States. doi:10.1107/S1600577517017659.
Keister, Jeffrey W., Cibik, Levent, Schreiber, Swenja, and Krumrey, Michael. Tue . "Characterization of a quadrant diamond transmission X-ray detector including a precise determination of the mean electron–hole pair creation energy". United States. doi:10.1107/S1600577517017659. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1433988.
@article{osti_1433988,
title = {Characterization of a quadrant diamond transmission X-ray detector including a precise determination of the mean electron–hole pair creation energy},
author = {Keister, Jeffrey W. and Cibik, Levent and Schreiber, Swenja and Krumrey, Michael},
abstractNote = {Precise monitoring of the incoming photon flux is crucial for many experiments using synchrotron radiation. For photon energies above a few keV, thin semiconductor photodiodes can be operated in transmission for this purpose. Diamond is a particularly attractive material as a result of its low absorption. The responsivity of a state-of-the art diamond quadrant transmission detector has been determined, with relative uncertainties below 1% by direct calibration against an electrical substitution radiometer. From these data and the measured transmittance, the thickness of the involved layers as well as the mean electron–hole pair creation energy were determined, the latter with an unprecedented relative uncertainty of 1%. Lastly, the linearity and X-ray scattering properties of the device are also described.},
doi = {10.1107/S1600577517017659},
journal = {Journal of Synchrotron Radiation (Online)},
number = 2,
volume = 25,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Photon cross sections for platinum (electrical surface contacts) and carbon (diamond sensor) from the literature (Berger et al., 2010; Hubbell & Seltzer, 2004). The Pt M absorption edges above 2 keV are clearly visible.

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