Flexible Ag-ChG Radiation Sensors: Limit of Detection and Dynamic Range Optimization Through Physical Design Tuning

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Silver-chalcogenide glass flexible sensors were tested to study the impact of physical design parameters on the performance characteristics of the sensors in response to ionizing radiation. Results show that by changing lateral spacing between adjacent electrodes, the limit of detection and dynamic range can be regulated. Likewise, by changing the diameter of the electrodes, the sensor high and low resistance states can be adjusted to a desired range. In contrast, the influence of the electrode diameter on the sensor performance characteristics was found to have less of an impact on sensor performance. Mechanisms for ion transport and reactions are investigated using TCAD simulations in which the standard statistics and transport equations for free carriers are simultaneously solved. The simulation results are qualitatively in a good agreement with experimental data.


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