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The surface of a detector grade CVD polycrystalline diamond sample (5 × 5 × 0.05 mm3) was irradiated by an ArF excimer laser (λ = 193 nm, τ = 20 ns) to produce graphitic conductive layers.In particular, two sets of four parallel graphitic strip-like contacts, with 1 mm pitch, were created along the whole sample on the top and on the rear surfaces of the sample respectively. The two series of stripes lie normally to each other. Such a grid allows to obtain a segmented all-carbon device capable of giving bi-dimensional information on particle detection processes in nuclear applications.Afterwards, an extensive characterization of the samples was performed: SEM and micro-Raman investigations to study the morphological and structural evolution of the irradiated areas, EDS measurements to individuate any absorption phenomena from environment associated to laser treatment, and nanoindentation mapping to …
Publication date: 
1 May 2017

M De Feudis, AP Caricato, A Taurino, PM Ossi, C Castiglioni, L Brambilla, G Maruccio, AG Monteduro, Esteban Broitman, G Chiodini, M Martino

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Volume: 75 Pages: 25-33
Diamond and Related Materials