Application of a single-crystal CVD diamond detector for simultaneous measurement of ions and X-rays from laser plasmas

L. Ryć*, J. Krása, T. Nowak, J. Kravarik, D. Klir, E. Krouský, A. Lorusso, D. Margarone, V. Nassisi, M. Pfeifer, J. Skála, J. Ullschmied, A. Velyhan

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A single-crystal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond detector (DD) of a sandwich structure was used for the measurement of soft X-rays and ions emitted from plasmas obtained with the use the PALS laser system in Prague. The detector was fabricated in the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN in Cracow with the use of diamond material obtained from Element Six, Inc. In the laser experiment, the responses of the detector to X-rays and ions were compared with the responses of an ion collector (IC). The signals from the DD proved to be much different to the ones from the IC, which is explained by different mechanisms of producing current in both detectors. Due to its high sensitivity, the DD is useful for the measurement of fast protons. Both detectors can be used for simultaneous measurement of soft X-rays and ions from the same laser shot and the data obtained are complementary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-487
Number of pages7
JournalRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids
Issue number6-10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are thankful to P. Parys and E. Skladnik-Sadowska for discussion of the results as well as J. Król and W. Figacz for support in construction of the detection equipment. The support by the Grant Agency of the ASCR (grant no. IAA 100100715) and by the Ministry of Schools, Youth and Sports of CR (project LC528) is gratefully acknowledged.

Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Diamond detector
  • Ion emission
  • Laser plasma
  • X-ray emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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