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Single Event Effects in CMOS Image Sensors

Lalucaa, Valerian and Goiffon, Vincent and Magnan, Pierre and Rolland, Guy and Petit, Sophie Single Event Effects in CMOS Image Sensors. (2013) IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 60 (4). 2494-2502. ISSN 0018-9499

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2013.2260355


In this work, 3T Active Pixel Sensors (APS) are exposed to heavy ions (N, Ar, Kr, Xe), and Single Event Effects (SEE) are studied. Devices were fully functional during exposure, no Single Event Latch-up (SEL) or Single Event Functional Interrupt (SEFI) happened. However Single Event Transient (SET) effects happened on frames: line disturbances, and half or full circular clusters of white pixels. The collection of charges in cluster was investigated with arrays of two pixel width (7 and 10 \textmu{}m), with bulk and epitaxial substrates. This paper shows technological and design parameters involved in the transient events. It also shows that STARDUST simulation software can predict cluster obtained for bulk substrate devices. However, the discrepancies in epitaxial layer devices are large - which shows the need for an improved model.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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CNES - ISAE - Region Midi-Pyrénées
Deposited On:22 Jul 2013 08:44

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