The utility of diamond sensors for space flight

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Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed diamond sensors with interdigitated electrodes that operate in a photoconducting mode. The specific application for this work was for the Department of Energy`s instruments flown on the Global Positioning System satellites. Sensors have been fabricated and tested for their response to low-energy x-rays. These sensors can be operated to extremely high volumetric radiation doses. We find that the sensors are extremely useful for situations where the surface radiation dose is not excessive, but that this limit is exceeded for the GPS orbit. It is possible that further studies and special detector arrangements or auxiliary ... continued below

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Higbie, P. R.; Han, S. S. & Wagner, R. S. March 1996.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed diamond sensors with interdigitated electrodes that operate in a photoconducting mode. The specific application for this work was for the Department of Energy`s instruments flown on the Global Positioning System satellites. Sensors have been fabricated and tested for their response to low-energy x-rays. These sensors can be operated to extremely high volumetric radiation doses. We find that the sensors are extremely useful for situations where the surface radiation dose is not excessive, but that this limit is exceeded for the GPS orbit. It is possible that further studies and special detector arrangements or auxiliary heating of the sensor may push this limit to higher values.

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  • Other: DE96008024
  • Report No.: LA--13130-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/211374 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211374
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672097

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Higbie, P. R.; Han, S. S. & Wagner, R. S. The utility of diamond sensors for space flight, report, March 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672097/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.