Si PIN photodiode radiation detectors with three different active areas (3×3 mm2, 5×5 mm2, and 10×10 mm2) were designed and fabricated at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for low energy X- and gamma-ray detection. In Si-based semiconductor radiation detectors, one of the noise sources is thermal noise, which degrades their energy resolution performance. In this study, the temperature effects on the energy resolution were investigated using a 3×3 mm2 active area PIN photodiode radiation detector using a Thermoelectric Module (TEM) from room temperature to -23°C. Energy resolutions from 25 keV auger electrons to 81 keV gamma-ray from a Ba-133 calibration source were measured and compared at every 10°C interval. At -23°C, energy resolutions were improved by 15.6% at 25 keV, 4.0% at 31 keV, and 1.2% at 81 keV in comparison with resolutions at room temperature. CsI(Tl)/PIN photodiode radiation detectors were also fabricated for relatively high energy gamma-ray detection. Energy resolutions for Cs-137, Co-60, and Na-22 sources were measured and compared with the spectral responsivity.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Jun 1|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning ( NRF-2010-0026096 , NRF-2012010292 , NRF-2011-0030465 , and NRF-2013-075775 ). It has also been partially supported by the Korea Ministry of Environment as “The Environmental Health Action Program” ( H113-00135-3006-1 ).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics