Recent Developments in Diamond Detectors
Dept. of Physics, Ohio State University, 174 W. 18th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210 USA
Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) diamond has been discussed extensively as an alternate sensor material for use very close to the interaction region of the LHC and other machines where extreme radiation conditions exist. During the last seven years diamond detectors have been manufactured and tested with LHC electronics toward the end of creating a device usable by experiments. Recently, a new form of CVD diamond has been developed: single crystal CVD (scCVD) diamond which resolves many if not all of the issues associated with polycrystalline CVD (pCVD) material. A historical approach of this work will be presented including the most recent status and results.