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Recent developments using GaAs as an x-ray detector
Author(s): Timothy J. Sumner; S. M. Grant; A. Bewick; J. P. Li; N. J.C. Spooner; K. M. Smith; Steven P. Beaumont
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Paper Abstract

Recent developments in the manufacture of GaAs detectors for high energy physics applications and dark matter searches have resulted in working devices made from LEC and HB starting material This offers the promise of routine manufacture of reproducible devices at a modest cost. The most advanced of the techniques is that of Schottky diodes on LEC material. Results are presented demonstrating the performance of such devices (3.0 mm X 5.0 mm X 200 micrometers ) as x-ray detectors, including their low temperature operation. An alternative technique using charge collection in bulk HB material at temperatures down to liquid helium also is briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1549, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48343
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy J. Sumner, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
S. M. Grant, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
A. Bewick, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
J. P. Li, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
N. J.C. Spooner, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
K. M. Smith, Glasgow Univ. (United Kingdom)
Steven P. Beaumont, Glasgow Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1549:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Richard E. Rothschild, Editor(s)

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