Dr. Steve Wagner
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.
Schaeffer, Darren, "Response of scCVD Diamond Under Sub-Bandgap Irradiations Measured by the CAPTAN Readout System" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 486.