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18 October 1996 Characterization of large-area silicon ionization detectors for the ACE mission
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We report on extensive tests of large-area (10 cm diameter) high-purity ion-implanted silicon detectors for the solar isotope spectrometer (SIS), and lithium-drifted silicon detectors for the cosmic ray isotope spectrometer (CRIS), which are under development for launch on the advanced composition explorer (ACE) mission. Depletion and breakdown characteristics versus bias were studied, as were long-term current and noise stability in a thermally cycled vacuum. Dead-layer and total thickness maps were obtained using laser interferometry, beams of energetic argon nuclei and radioactive sources of alpha particles. Results, selection criteria, and yields are presented.
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Brian L. Dougherty, Eric R. Christian, Alan C. Cummings, Richard A. Leske, Richard A. Mewaldt, Barrett D. Milliken, Tycho T. von Rosenvinge, and Mark E. Wiedenbeck "Characterization of large-area silicon ionization detectors for the ACE mission", Proc. SPIE 2806, Gamma-Ray and Cosmic-Ray Detectors, Techniques, and Missions, (18 October 1996);

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