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Recent advances in mercuric iodide detector fabrication and instrument development
Author(s): Lodewijk Van den Berg; Steven W. Pauly
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Paper Abstract

Mercuric Iodide is a preferred candidate material for truly room-temperature radiation detectors because of its large electronic bandgap (2.1 eV) and the high atomic number of its constituent elements, which results in a high photopeak efficiency. The spectroscopic performance of the detectors is determined by the electronic transport properties of the material which depends on the purity and the structural homogeneity of the single crystals from which the detectors are fabricated. Recent advances in purification and crystal growth have made it possible to fabricate routinely large, stable gamma ray and X-ray detectors and counters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3769, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications, (1 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363683
Show Author Affiliations
Lodewijk Van den Berg, Constellation Technology Corp. (United States)
Steven W. Pauly, Constellation Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3769:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications
F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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