Calibration of solid state P-N detectors with alpha and heavy high-energy particles

Jacques Colard, J. Gal

    Research outputpeer-review

    3 Downloads (Pure)


    The ionization defect for solid state P-N junction detectors was accurately measured for fission fragments. It was found to be 4.4 ±4 i 1 MeV for the light fragments and 6.4 ± 1.9 MeV for the heavy fragments.
    A method to calculate the absorption of energy in the dead layer for these fragments was developed so that the linearity of the pulse height versus energy curve, tor heavy high-energy particles, could be conserved when calibrated with alfa-particles.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - Mar 1962

    Publication series

    NameSCK•CEN Reports
    PublisherStudiecentrum voor Kernenergie

    Cite this