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Development of a high-spectral-resolution cadmium zinc telluride pixel detector for astrophysical applications
Author(s): Fiona A. Harrison; Aleksey E. Bolotnikov; C. M. Hubert Chen; Walter R. Cook; Peter H. Mao; Steven M. Schindler
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Paper Abstract

Over the last six years, we have been developing imaging Cadmium Zinc Telluride pixel detectors optimized for astrophysical focusing hard X-ray telescopes. This application requires sensors with modest area, relatively small pixels and sub-keV energy resolution. For experiments operating in satellite orbits, energy thresholds of ~1-~2 keV are also desirable. In this paper we describe the desired detector performance characteristics, and report on the status of our development effort. In particular, we present results from a 1152-channel custom low-noise VLSI readout designed to achieve excellent spectral resolution and good imaging performance in the 5 -- 100~keV band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461165
Show Author Affiliations
Fiona A. Harrison, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, California Institute of Technology (United States)
C. M. Hubert Chen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Walter R. Cook, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter H. Mao, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Steven M. Schindler, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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