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Re: gamma ray detector

On Fri, 29 Nov 2002, Mike Murphree wrote about Radiation Detectors:

> Also from EE Times recently, see:
> http://www.eetimes.com/at/news/OEG20021125S0055

We quickly need a radiation detector for our next satellite so that we can
tell the radiation dose being received by some sample high-tech solar
cells.  And the above article is about making "diodes" BIG enough so that
they have a chance of getting hit.... caused me to ask:

? Since a big solar arrary is a HUGE surface of PN junctions, why wouldnt
there be a "spike" each time a "particle event" hit the cell.  To detect
that, all you would need is an AC coupled amplifier watching the PV bus.?

Anyone know of any resseach in that area?


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