Application of a silicon surface barrier radiation detector for a radon measurement

Han Soo Kim, Se Hwan Park, Jan Ho Ha, Seung Yeon Cho, Yong Kyun Kim

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Silicon surface barrier (SSB) radiation detectors with various electrode structures were designed and fabricated to detect radon with a high sensitivity. The main considerations for the electrode structures were a guard electrode to minimize the reverse-bias currents and the size of the active area to achieve a relatively high-resolution. Preliminary tests, such as I-V curves and a comparison of the energy resolutions in both air and vacuum with a standard alpha source, were performed with the fabricated SSB radiation detectors. Radon from a 5.6 Bq/g 226Ra in a soil sample, which was pre-tested at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), was measured with the SSB radiation detector as a preliminary test of radon detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 1

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Kim, Han Soo ; Park, Se Hwan ; Ha, Jan Ho ; Cho, Seung Yeon ; Kim, Yong Kyun. / Application of a silicon surface barrier radiation detector for a radon measurement. In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 2009 ; Vol. 55, No. 1. pp. 183-187.
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Application of a silicon surface barrier radiation detector for a radon measurement. / Kim, Han Soo; Park, Se Hwan; Ha, Jan Ho; Cho, Seung Yeon; Kim, Yong Kyun.

In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 55, No. 1, 01.07.2009, p. 183-187.

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