The response of a PIN diamond diode with a 4.5 μm thick i-layer to α-particles from a 210Po radioactive source has been measured and compared to the response from a 300 μm thick single crystal type IIa diamond. The results show that this PIN diamond diode with thin i-layer can be employed to detect slow neutrons following absorption on a converter boron layer. Such a detector will operate at low voltages and be rather insensitive to gamma background and neutron radiation damage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
StatePublished - Sep 21 2018


  • Charge collection
  • Diamond detector
  • Neutron detection
  • PIN diode
  • Radiation hardness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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