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Evaluation of Polarization Effects of e(-) Collection Schottky CdTe Medipix3RX Hybrid Pixel Detector

Astromskas, V, Gimenez, EN, Lohstroh, A and Tartoni, N (2016) Evaluation of Polarization Effects of e(-) Collection Schottky CdTe Medipix3RX Hybrid Pixel Detector IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, 63 (1). pp. 252-258.

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This paper focuses on the evaluation of operational conditions such as temperature, exposure time and flux on the polarization of a Schottky electron collection CdTe detector. A Schottky e- collection CdTe Medipix3RX hybrid pixel detector was developed as a part of the CALIPSO-HIZPAD2 EU project. The 128 ×128 pixel matrix and 0.75 mm thick CdTe sensor bump-bonded to Medipix3RX readout chips enabled the study of the polarization effects. Single and quad module Medipix3RX chips were used which had 128 ×128 and 256 ×256 pixel matrices, respectively. This study reports the sensor-level and pixel-level polarization effects of the detector obtained from a laboratory X-ray source. We report that the sensor-level polarization is highly dependent on temperature, flux and exposure time. Furthermore, the study of pixel-level polarization effects led to identification of a new type of pixel behaviour that is characterised by three distinct phases and, thus, named “tri-phase” (3-P) pixels. The 3-P pixels were the dominant cause of degradation of the flat-field image uniformity under high flux operation. A new method of identifying the optimum operational conditions that utilises a criterion related to the 3-P pixels is proposed. A generated optimum operational conditions chart under the new method is reported. The criterion is used for bias voltage reset depolarization of the detector. The method successfully represented the dependency of polarization on temperature, flux and exposure time and was reproducible for multiple sensors. Operating the detector under the 3-P pixel criterion resulted in the total efficiency not falling below 95%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Physics
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Date : 1 February 2016
Identification Number : 10.1109/TNS.2016.2516827
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Nuclear Science & Technology, Engineering, Medipix, polarization, Schottky CdTe, semiconductor radiation detectors, tri-phase pixels
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Apr 2016 11:14
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:12

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