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A phenomenological model for the macroscopic characteristics of irradiated silicon

  • E. Borchi
  • M. Bruzzi
  • U. Biggeri
  • S. Lazanu


The dependence of the carrier concentrations, of the resistivity and of the Hall coefficient of irradiated silicon on the neutron fluence has been investigated, starting from the supposition that the main phenomena induced by irradiation in the semiconductor bulk are shallow-donor removal and deep-centres creation. The free parameters of the model are the initial doping of the starting material, the permitted energy level values of the radiation-induced centres in the semiconductor band gap and their introduction rates. The influence of each parameter on the calculated dependences is studied in detail, for three cases: one deep acceptor-like centre, two deep acceptors and one deep acceptor plus one deep donor-like centre. Each of the three cases is discussed in correspondence with different experimental results.

PACS 29.40.Wk

Solid-state detectors 

PACS 61.80.Hg

Neutron radiation effects PACS 72.20.Jv Charge carriers: generation, recombination, lifetime, and trapping 

PACS 01.30.Cc

Conference proceedings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Borchi
    • 1
  • M. Bruzzi
    • 1
  • U. Biggeri
    • 1
  • S. Lazanu
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di EnergeticaFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and Technology of MaterialsBucharestRomania

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