Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2013

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr. Steve Wagner

Abstract

The radiation hardness of diamonds makes them a strong candidate to replace the inner most part of the CMS tracking detector. Polycrystalline diamond has been shown to regain some its CCD under sub-bandgap irradiations due to the depolarization of the diamond sensor. Monocrystalline diamonds that have suffered proton radiation damage exhibit a similar CCD reduction due to polarization. This study shows that monocrystalline diamond sensors can benefit from sub-bandgap irradiations in a similar manner observed in the depolarization effect seen in polycrystalline diamond sensors.

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