On the Integration of a Readout System Dedicated for Neutron Discrimination in Harsh Environment
1 Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, IM2NP UMR 7334, 13451 Marseille, France
2 Univeristy of Avignon, UMR 1114 EMMAH (INRA-UAPV), France
3 CEA/DEN/DER/SPEx, Laboratoire Dosimétrie Capteurs Instrumentation, Bât. 238, CEA Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France
Published online: 3 February 2016
New insights related to the integration of a readout system dedicated for the detection and discrimination of neutrons are presented here. This study takes place in the framework of the I_SMART European project. This system will have to work later in a harsh environment in terms of temperature and radiations, what makes not only the development of specifications for operation and reliability of the components necessary but also the investigation of margins for the interplay of the system. Implementation of the analog conditioning chain at transistor level (AMS (Analog/Mixed Signal) 0.35μm CMOS technology) is investigated here where electrical performances have been validated at SPICE-level simulations using “Spectre” simulator (SPICE-based) under Cadence DFII.
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