Feb 20 – 22, 2017
FBK, Trento
Europe/Zurich timezone

Radiation hardness of thin LGAD detectors

Feb 20, 2017, 11:30 AM
Aula Grande (FBK, Trento)

Aula Grande

FBK, Trento

Via Santa Croce, 77 38122 Trento ITALY


Gregor Kramberger (Jozef Stefan Institute (SI))


Thin Low Gain Avalanche Detectors suitable for timing applications at LHC were produced along the control samples by CNM and FBK. The effects of radiation on gain were studied after reactor neutron and 200 MeV pion irradiations. A significant decrease of charge was observed after irradiation in line with previous measurements pointing to the decrease of electric field in the multiplication region. Unlike for sensors of standard thickness operation at very high voltages (>600 V) leads to gain also at equivalent fluences beyond 1e15 cm-2, a consequence of very high average electric field in the sensor. At fluences beyond few times 1e15 cm-2 there is no difference between standard and LGAD detectors in terms of gain at very high voltages.


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Gregor Kramberger (Jozef Stefan Institute (SI))

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