Failure modes of large surface avalanche photo diodes in high-energy physics environments

G. Anzivino, J. Bai, B. Bencheikh, A. Contin, R. Desalvo, S. Fagen, H. He, L. Liu, M. Lundin, R. M. Madden, M. R. Mondardini, M. Szawlowski, K. Wang, X. Xia, C. Yang, M. Zhao

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Abstract

Large area avalanche photo diodes (APD), a new and very promising type of light detector, were tested at high gain on a beam line and suddenly failed. A detailed study of the failure modes showed that these devices, if used at low gain and with special care, may actually be used in high-energy physics environments and indicates the road of development toward radiation hard, large area APDs. No problem was found when APDs are operated in absence of highly ionizing particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-109
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume430
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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