A battery-powered, wireless Radon sensor has been designed and realized using a BJT, fabricated on a high-resistivity-silicon substrate, as a radiation detector. Radon daughters are electrostatically collected on the detector surface. Thanks to the BJT internal amplification, real-time α particle detection is possible using simple readout electronics, which records the particle arrival time and charge. Functional tests at known Radon concentrations, demonstrated a sensitivity up to 4.9 cph/(100 Bq/m3) and a count rate of 0.05 cph at nominally-zero Radon concentration. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Functional test of a Radon sensor based on a high-resistivity-silicon BJT detector

Cardellini, F.;Penzo, S.;
2013

Abstract

A battery-powered, wireless Radon sensor has been designed and realized using a BJT, fabricated on a high-resistivity-silicon substrate, as a radiation detector. Radon daughters are electrostatically collected on the detector surface. Thanks to the BJT internal amplification, real-time α particle detection is possible using simple readout electronics, which records the particle arrival time and charge. Functional tests at known Radon concentrations, demonstrated a sensitivity up to 4.9 cph/(100 Bq/m3) and a count rate of 0.05 cph at nominally-zero Radon concentration. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Bipolar transistor;Radon;Silicon sensor
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