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Author Pérez, M.; Blostein, J.J.; Bessia, F.A.; Tartaglione, A.; Sidelnik, I.; Haro, M.S.; Suárez, S.; Gimenez, M.L.; Berisso, M.G.; Lipovetzky, J.
Title Thermal neutron detector based on COTS CMOS imagers and a conversion layer containing Gadolinium Type Journal Article
Year 2018 Publication Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment Abbreviated Journal
Volume (down) 893 Issue Pages 157-163
Keywords CMOS sensors; Position sensitive neutron detectors; Gadolinium conversion layer; Neutron detection technique
Abstract In this work we will introduce a novel low cost position sensitive thermal neutron detection technique, based on a Commercial Off The Shelf CMOS image sensor covered with a Gadolinium containing conversion layer. The feasibility of the neutron detection technique implemented in this work has been experimentally demonstrated. A thermal neutron detection efficiency of 11.3% has been experimentally obtained with a conversion layer of 11.6 μm. It was experimentally verified that the thermal neutron detection efficiency of this technique is independent on the intensity of the incident thermal neutron flux, which was confirmed for conversion layers of different thicknesses. Based on the experimental results, a spatial resolution better than 25 μm is expected. This spatial resolution makes the proposed technique specially useful for neutron beam characterization, neutron beam dosimetry, high resolution neutron imaging, and several neutron scattering techniques.
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Call Number BT @ pedrazp @ Serial 834
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Author Haberkorn, N.; Suárez, S.; Pérez, P.D.; Troiani, H.; Granell, P.; Golmar, F.; Lee, J.-H.; Moon, S.H.
Title Effect of mixed pinning landscapes produced by 6 MeV oxygen irradiation on the resulting critical current densities Jc in 1.3 µm thick GdBa2Cu3O7-d coated conductors grown by co-evaporation Type Journal Article
Year 2017 Publication Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications Abbreviated Journal Physica C
Volume (down) 542 Issue Pages 6-11
Keywords Coated conductors; Vortex dynamics; Glassy exponents; Irradiation
Abstract We report the influence of crystalline defects introduced by 6 MeV 16O3+ irradiation on the critical current densities Jc and flux creep rates in 1.3 µm thick GdBa2Cu3O7-δ coated conductor produced by co-evaporation. Pristine films with pinning produced mainly by random nanoparticles with diameter close to 50 nm were irradiated with doses between 2 × 1013 cm−2 and 4 × 1014 cm−2. The irradiations were performed with the ion beam perpendicular to the surface of the samples. The Jc and the flux creep rates were analyzed for two magnetic field configurations: magnetic field applied parallel (H║c) and at 45° (H║45°) to the c-axis. The results show that at temperatures below 40 K the in-field Jc dependences can be significantly improved by irradiation. For doses of 1 × 1014 cm−2 the Jc values at μ0H = 5 T are doubled without affecting significantly the Jc at small fields. Analyzing the flux creep rates as function of the temperature in both magnetic field configurations, it can be observed that the irradiation suppresses the peak associated with double-kink relaxation and increases the flux creep rates at intermediate and high temperatures. Under 0.5 T, the flux relaxation for H‖c and H||45° in pristine films presents characteristic glassy exponents μ = 1.63 and μ = 1.45, respectively. For samples irradiated with 1 × 1014 cm−2, these values drop to μ = 1.45 and μ = 1.24, respectively
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Call Number BT @ pedrazp @ Serial 771
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Author Haberkorn, N.; Suárez, S.; Bud'ko, S.L.; Canfield, P.C.
Title Strong pinning and slow flux creep relaxation in Co-doped CaFe2As2 single crystals Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Solid State Communications Abbreviated Journal Solid State Commun.
Volume (down) 318 Issue Pages 113963
Keywords Iron based superconductors; Single crystals; Vortex dynamics; Magnetization
Abstract We report on measurements of critical current densities Jc and flux creep rates S of freestanding Ca(Fe1−xCox)2As2 (x ≈ 0.033) single crystals with Tc ≈ 15.7 K by performing magnetization measurements. The magnetic field dependences of Jc at low temperature display features related to strong pinning. In addition, we find that the system displays small flux creep rates. The characteristic glassy exponent, μ, and the pinning energy, U0, display exceptional high values for pristine crystals. We find that for magnetic fields between 0.3 T and 1 T, μ decreases from ≈ 2.8 to ≈ 2 and U0 remains ≈ 300 K. Analysis of the pinning force indicates that the mechanism is similar to the observed in polycrystalline systems in which grain boundaries and random disorder produce the vortex pinning. Considering the large U0 observed in the single crystal, we attempt to improve the pinning by adding random point disorder by 3 MeV proton irradiation with a fluence of 2 × 1016 proton/cm2. The results show that, unlike other iron-based superconductors, the superconducting fraction is sharply reduced by irradiation. This fact indicates that the superconductivity in the system is extremely fragile to an increment in the disorder. The superconducting volume fraction in the irradiated crystal systematically recovers after removal disorder by thermal annealing, which evidences as to the observation of critical state in curves of magnetization versus magnetic field. No features related to a reentrant antiferromagnetic transition are observed for the irradiated sample.
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Call Number BT @ pedrazp @ Serial 859
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Author Hofer, J.A.; Bengio, S.; Rozas, G.; Pérez, P.D.; Sirena, M.; Suárez, S.; Haberkorn, N.
Title Compositional effects on the electrical properties of extremely disordered molybdenum oxynitrides thin films Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Materials Chemistry and Physics Abbreviated Journal Mater. Chem. Phys.
Volume (down) 242 Issue Pages 122075
Keywords Molybdenum; Oxynitrides; Thin films; Sputtering; Electrical transport
Abstract Molybdenum oxynitride (MoNxOy) thin films were grown by reactive sputtering on Si (100) substrates at room temperature. The partial pressure of Ar was fixed at 90%, and the remaining 10% was adjusted with mixtures N2:O2 (varying from pure N2 to pure O2). The electrical properties of the films depend on the chemical composition. Thin films grown using mixtures up to 2% O2 have γ-Mo2N phase and display superconductivity. The superconducting critical temperature Tc reduces from ∼6.8 K to below 3.0 K as the oxygen increases. On the other hand, the films are mostly amorphous for gas mixtures above 2% O2. The electrical conductivity shows a semiconductor-like behavior well described by variable-range hopping conduction. The analysis of the optical properties reveals that the samples do not have a defined semiconductor bandgap, indicating that the high structural disorder produces electron excitation for a wide range of energies.
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Call Number BT @ pedrazp @ Serial 860
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Author Haberkorn, N.; Bengio, S.; Suárez, S.; Pérez, P.D.; Hofer, J.A.; Sirena, M.
Title Effect of thermal annealing and irradiation damage on the superconducting critical temperature of nanocrystalline γ-Mo2N thin films Type Journal Article
Year 2019 Publication Materials Letters Abbreviated Journal
Volume (down) 236 Issue Pages 252-255
Keywords Nitrides; Sputtering; Superconductivity; Irradiation
Abstract We report on the influence of the disorder and stoichiometry in the resulting superconducting critical temperature of γ-Mo2N thin films. Initially, three films (with Tc values of 7.6 K, 6.8 K and 6 K) were grown at room temperature by reactive sputtering, on Si (1 0 0) using different N2/(Ar+N2) mixtures. The influence of the thermal annealing up to 973 K and irradiation damage produced by 1 MeV Zr+(fluence up 2 × 1014 cm−2) is analyzed. The Tc of pristine films remains unchanged for increasing irradiation doses up 2 × 1014 cm−2. The Tc for annealed films decreases close to the value expected for bulk samples (≈5 K) for increasing the annealing temperature. Successive irradiations of the annealed films tend to increase their Tc up to its initial values (before annealing). The results indicate that the Tc in nanometric grain size γ-Mo2N thin films is affected by both nitrogen stoichiometry and disorder at the atomic scale.
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Author Haberkorn, N.; Bengio, S.; Suárez, S.; Pérez, P.D.; Sirena, M.; Guimpel, J.
Title Effect of the nitrogen-argon gas mixtures on the superconductivity properties of reactively sputtered molybdenum nitride thin films Type Journal Article
Year 2018 Publication Materials Letters Abbreviated Journal Materials Letters
Volume (down) 215 Issue Pages 15-18
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Author Haberkorn, N.; Bengio, S.; Troiani, H.; Suárez, S.; Pérez, P.D.; Granell, P.; Golmar, F.; Sirena, M.; Guimpel, J.
Title Thickness dependence of the superconducting properties of γ- Mo<inf>2</inf>N thin films on Si (001) grown by DC sputtering at room temperature Type Journal Article
Year 2018 Publication Materials Chemistry and Physics Abbreviated Journal Mater. Chem. Phys
Volume (down) 204 Issue Pages 48-57
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Author Alcalde Bessia, F.; Pérez, M.; Sofo Haro, M.; Sidelnik, I.; Blostein, J.J.; Suárez, S.; Pérez, P.; Gómez Berisso, M.; Lipovetzky, J.
Title Displacement Damage in CMOS Image Sensors After Thermal Neutron Irradiation Type Journal Article
Year 2018 Publication IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science Abbreviated Journal IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume (down) 65 Issue 11 Pages 2793-2801
Keywords alpha-particle effects; boron; CMOS image sensors; lithium; neutron capture therapy; neutron effects; Rutherford backscattering; silicon; boron-10 thermal neutron capture; displacement damage; alpha particles irradiation; dark signal; thermal neutron irradiation; CMOS image sensors; Ionizing radiation; Thermal sensors; Radiation effects; Alpha particles; CMOS image sensors; Active pixel sensors; CMOS technology; X-rays; Active pixel sensors; alpha particles; borophosphosilicate-glass (BPSG); CMOS image sensors; CMOS technology; ionizing radiation; neutron radiation effects; thermal neutron; X-rays
Abstract In this paper, CMOS image sensors were exposed to thermal neutrons observing an increase in the dark signal of many pixels. The effect was found to be similar to the damage caused by alpha particles irradiation. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) and SIMNRA simulation were used to confirm that the sensors contain boron in the insulation layers. The damage produced by thermal neutrons is explained as displacement damage caused by alpha particles and lithium-7 ions in the silicon active volume of the sensors after boron-10 thermal neutron capture.
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Author Haberkorn, H.; Xu, M.; Meier, W.R.; Schmidt, J.; Suárez, S.; Bud’ko, S.L.; Canfield, P.C.
Title Substantial reduction of the anisotropy in the critical current densities Jcof Ni-doped CaKFe4As4single crystals by chemical and irradiation-induced disorder Type Journal Article
Year 2021 Publication Superconductor Science and Technology Abbreviated Journal Supercond. Sci. Technol.
Volume (down) 34 Issue 3 Pages 035013
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Abstract We demonstrate that the anisotropy in the critical current densities, Jc, of CaK(Fe1-xNix)4As4 (x = 0, 0.015, 0.025, and 0.030) single crystals reduces with increasing chemical and irradiation-induced disorder. The magnetic field dependences of Jc are analyzed by performing magnetization measurements with H applied parallel and perpendicular to the crystallographic c-axis. The results show that undoped crystals display large anisotropies in Jc due to an enhancement of the vortex pinning with H applied parallel to the crystallographic ab-planes. This anisotropy reduces substantially as Ni addition increases. Moreover, we found that random disorder introduced by proton irradiation enhances mainly the vortex pinning for H parallel to the c-axis. Consequently, using adequate fluencies, the vortex pinning at low temperatures in both undoped and doped samples becomes close to isotropic. These results make the CaKFe4As4 system promising for applications that require isotropic Jc under magnetic fields.
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Author Haberkorn, N.; Xu, M.; Meier, WR; Suárez, S.; Bud’ko, S.L.; Canfield, P.C.
Title Enhancement of critical current density in CaKFe4As4 single crystals through 3 MeV proton irradiation Type Journal Article
Year 2020 Publication Superconductor Science and Technology Abbreviated Journal Supercond. Sci. Technol.
Volume (down) 33 Issue 2 Pages 025008
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Abstract We study the influence of random point disorder on the vortex dynamics and critical current densities Jc of CaKFe4As4 single crystals by performing magnetization measurements. Different samples were irradiated with a proton (p) beam at constant energy of 3 MeV to fluencies from 2 × 1015 p cm−2 to 4 × 1016 p cm−2. The results show the addition of extrinsic random point disorder enhances the Jc values at low and intermediate temperatures over the entire range of magnetic fields applied. The optimum pinning enhancement is achieved with a proton fluence of 3 × 1016 p cm−2, increasing Jc at 5 K by factors ≈5 and 14 at self-field and μ0H = 3 T, respectively. We analyze the vortex dynamics using the collective creep theory. The enhancement in Jc matches with a systematic reduction in the flux creep relaxation rates as a consequence of a gradual increase in the collective pinning energy U0. The substantial increment in Jc produced by random point disorder, reaching values of 9 MA cm−2 at 5 K and self-field, makes CaKFe4As4 a promising material for applications based on current carrying capacity at high magnetic fields.
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