CCD soft-x-ray detectors with improved high- And low-energy performance

B. E. Burke, J. A. Gregory, A. H. Loomis, M. Lesser, M. W. Bautz, S. E. Kissel, D. D. Rathman, R. M. Osgood, M. J. Cooper

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We describe results from recent efforts to enhance the performance of CCDs to both low- and high-energy soft x rays. For improved low-energy (E<500 eV) sensitivity we show that a low-temperature surface treatment on back-illuminated devices results in generally better performance than that achieved on devices flown on Chandra, which had a more process-intensive high-temperature treatment. For improved high-energy response we describe a design approach for MOS CCDs that allows high substrate biases for deep depletion (>160 μm) and thus improved x-ray detection for E>5 keV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberN16-7
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Nuclear Science Symposium, Medical Imaging Conference - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2003Oct 25 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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