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Performances of CdTe and Cd1-xZnxTe gamma-ray detectors at elevated temperatures
Author(s): Stephen U. Egarievwe; Leroy Salary Jr.; Kuo-Tong Chen; Arnold Burger; Ralph B. James
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Paper Abstract

This comparative study of the performances of CdTe and Cd1--x)ZnxTe detectors at temperatures in the 25 - 70 degree(s)C range shows that Cd0.8Zn0.2Te has a better performance as a gamma-ray detector at elevated temperatures. Peak position shifts as function of temperature are less pronounced in spectra obtained with Cd0.8Zn0.2Te detectors than in spectra from CdTe. The Cd0.8Zn0.2Te detectors exhibited a FWHM of 24% (at 60 degree(s)C) at 81 keV without significant deterioration due to the heating cycles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2305, Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Applications, (21 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187268
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen U. Egarievwe, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Leroy Salary Jr., Fisk Univ. (United States)
Kuo-Tong Chen, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Arnold Burger, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Ralph B. James, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2305:
Gamma-Ray Detector Physics and Applications
Elena Aprile, Editor(s)

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