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X-ray performance of e2v’s 0.18 μm CMOS APS test arrays for solar observation

Dryer, B. J.; Holland, A. D.; Jerram, P. and Sakao, Taro (2012). X-ray performance of e2v’s 0.18 μm CMOS APS test arrays for solar observation. In: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 1-6 July 2012, Amsterdam.

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Solar-C is the third generation solar observatory led by JAXA. The accepted ‘Plan-B’ payload calls for a radiation-hard solar-staring photon-counting x-ray spectrometer. CMOS APS technology offers advantages over CCDs for such an application such as increased radiation hardness and high frame rate (instrument target of 1000 fps). Looking towards the solution of a bespoke CMOS APS, this paper reports the x-ray spectroscopy performance, concentrating on charge collection efficiency and split event analysis, of two baseline e2v CMOS APSs not designed for x-ray performance, the EV76C454 and the Ocean Colour Imager (OCI) test array. The EV76C454 is an industrial 5T APS designed for machine vision, available back and front illuminated. The OCI test arrays have varying pixel design across the chips, but are 4T, back illuminated and have thin low-resistivity and thick high-resistivity variants. The OCI test arrays’ pixel variants allow understanding of how pixel design can affect x-ray performance.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Extra Information: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
Amsterdam, Netherlands
01-06 July, 2012
Conference Volume 8453
Keywords: back illuminated sensors; charge-coupled devices; equipment and services; imaging systems; machine vision; observatories; photon counting; physical oceanography; radiation; spectrometers
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 34849
Depositing User: Jason Gow
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 15:48
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