Recent rob developments on wide bandgap based UV sensors

B. Giordanengo, A. Ben Moussa, J. F. Hochedez, A. Soltani, P. De Moor, K. Minoglou, P. Malinowski, J. Y. Duboz, Y. M. Chong, Y. S. Zou, W. J. Zhang, S. T. Lee, R. Dahal, J. Li, J. Y. Lin, H. X. Jiang

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The next ESA spatial mission planned to study the Sun, Solar Orbiter (SO), necessitates very innovative EUV detectors. The commonly used silicon detectors suffer important limitations mainly in terms of UV robustness and dark current level. An alternative comes from diamond or III-nitride materials. In these materials, the radiation hardness, solar blindness and dark current are improved due to their wide bandgap. This paper presents the new developments on wide bandgap materials at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB). We present also the LYRA instrument, the BOLD project, and the EUI instrument suite.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrophysics Detector Worshop 2008
EditorsP. Kern
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963


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