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Application of organic semiconductors in amorphous selenium based photodetectors for high performance X-ray imaging
Author(s): Shiva Abbaszadeh; Zhechen Du; Nicholas Allec; Karim S. Karim
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Paper Abstract

In order to improve the performance of amorphous selenium (a-Se) based detectors, it is beneficial to operate the device at high electric field (≥10 V/μm). Increasing the electric field reduces the ionization energy and increases the hole mobility within the a-Se detector. In order for a practical a-Se detector to be capable of working at a high electric field, injection of holes from the positively biased electrode and injection of electrons from the negatively biased electrode should be prevented. We have investigated different organic materials with high ionization potential as hole-blocking contacts for a-Se based photodetectors. The effect of the organic layer thickness on the dark current and photocurrent performance of the detector was examined. It was found that the injection of holes could be reduced at high electric fields by increasing the thickness of the organic layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 86683Q (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2006705
Show Author Affiliations
Shiva Abbaszadeh, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Zhechen Du, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Nicholas Allec, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Karim S. Karim, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8668:
Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging
Robert M. Nishikawa; Bruce R. Whiting; Christoph Hoeschen, Editor(s)

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