Diamond, as the hardest material known, has an extremely high binding energy suggesting that it will be a radiation hard material. Given that it is also a semiconductor, one is led to believe that diamond might perform well as a high resolution semiconductor tracking detector in very hostile radiation environments in which more conventional detectors would fail. In this paper we, the RD42 Diamond Detector Collaboration, review the progress that we have made in the development of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond as a detector material, its radiation hardness, and the performance we have achieved with diamond tracking detectors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics