Proceedings chapter

Radiation tests of the Silicon Drift Detectors for LOFT

Presented at 22-26 June 2014
PublisherSPIE Press
  • Proceedings of SPIE; 9144-238
Publication date2014

During the three year long assessment phase of the LOFT mission, candidate to the M3 launch opportunity of the ESA Cosmic Vision programme, we estimated and measured the radiation damage of the silicon drift detectors (SDDs) for the satellite instrumentation. In particular, we irradiated the detectors with protons (of 0.8, 11 and 50 MeV energy) to study the increment of leakage current and the variation of the charge collection efficiency produced by the displacement damage, and we "bombarded" the detectors with hypervelocity dust grains to measure the effect of the debris impacts. In this paper we describe the measurements and discuss the results in the context of the LOFT mission.

  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • X-Ray
  • Silicon Drift Detector
  • Radiation Damage
  • Non Ionising Energy Losses
  • Displacement Damage
  • Micrometeoroids Orbital Debris
Citation (ISO format)
DEL MONTE, E. et al. Radiation tests of the Silicon Drift Detectors for LOFT. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. [s.l.] : SPIE Press, 2014. (Proceedings of SPIE)
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