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Recent Results from Beam Tests of 3D and Pad pCVD Diamond Detectors

R. Wallny, on behalf of the RD42 Collaboration

in 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics

Contribution: pdf


Results from prototypes of a detector using chemical vapor deposited (CVD) diamond with embedded resistive electrodes in the bulk forming a 3D diamond device are presented. A detector system consisting of 3D devices based on poly-crystalline CVD (pCVD) diamond was connected to a multi-channel readout and successfully tested in a 120 GeV/c proton beam at CERN proving for the first time the feasibility of the 3D detector concept in pCVD for particle tracking applications. We also present beam test results on the dependence of signal size on incident particle rate in charged particle detectors based on poly-crystalline CVD diamond. The detectors were tested in a 260 MeV/c pion beam over a range of particle fluxes from 2 kHz/cm$^2$ to 10 MHz/cm$^2$. The pulse height of the sensors was measured with pad readout electronics at a peaking time of 7 ns. Our data from the 2015 beam tests at PSI indicate that the pulse height of poly-crystalline CVD diamond sensor irradiated to $5\times 10^{14}$ $n_{eq}$/cm$^2$ is independent of particle flux at 3% level.