Development of GaAs Detectors for Ionising Radiation

Matheson, John M. C (1993) Development of GaAs Detectors for Ionising Radiation. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis presents an account of the development of particle detectors made on gallium arsenide semiconductor material. The state of the art in semiconductor detectors is reviewed and likely requirements for the future at LHC outlined. Fabrication of devices is described, as is their characterisation and testing in the laboratory. Less than full charge collection efficiency for devices fabricated on semi-insulating material has been explained in terms of a limited sensitive thickness. Reverse-bias leakage currents appear to be due to generation of carriers at surface states. The performance of materials grown by different processes is compared. Detectors have been tested in particle beams at CERN and analysis of test beam data is presented for single-sided devices and a double-sided device. The radiation hardness of the detectors is examined with reference to LHC requirements.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Ken Smith
Keywords: Condensed matter physics, Applied physics, Nuclear physics and radiation
Date of Award: 1993
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1993-75828
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:56
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:56

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