Research of work stability of diamond detectors used in SCR DDIR
In this work we study influence of various factors on stability of ionizing radiation detectors installed in the cosmic ray spectrometer (SCR) based on diamond detectors of ionization radiation (DDIR). Diamond detectors for SCR are made of single crystals of synthetic diamond type IIa. Diamond detectors were studied successively in three different experiments. Checking detector stability with ambient temperature increased up to 70 degrees Celsius was the first experiment. At next we change the geometry of detector irradiation by rotating nuclear source around it and measuring changes in detector count rate. And last one experiment was about checking the phenomenon of polarization by prolonged detector irradiation by ionizing radiation of various types and energies. The study revealed the presence of the strong influence of the polarization effect on the work of diamond detectors for registration of ionizing particles with short mean free path (in our experiment they were the alfa-particles of 238Pu). In this work correspondence of the experimental results of the "rotation" the source around the detector with the data obtained by simulation in GEANT-4 was shown.