Investigation of RadFET response to X-ray and electron beams

Yilmaz E., Kahraman A., McGarrigle A. M., Vasovic N., Yegen D., Jaksic A.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.127, pp.156-160, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The irradiation response of Radiation Sensing Field Effect Transistor (RadFET), also known as MOSFET/pMOS dosimeter, to high energy X-rays and electron beams was investigated. The threshold voltages before and after irradiation were measured and the trap densities in the gate oxide and oxide/silicon interface of the RadFETs are evaluated. The RadFETs were irradiated with 6 MV X-rays, and 10 and 18 MeV electron beams emitted from a Linear accelerator (LINAC). Linear and non-linear fits to experimental results showed that after an initial linear response up to several Gy, deviation from the linearity occurred due to electric field screening by the radiation induced oxide trapped charges. The radiation-induced fixed traps (FTs) and switching traps (STs) were analysed and the FT density was found to be higher than the ST density for all beam types and doses. The radiation response, fading characteristics, and variation of the trapped charges of the RadFETs showed similar behaviour in tests.