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Performance improvement of CdZnTe detectors using modified two-terminal electrode geometry
Author(s): Kevin B. Parnham; Csaba Szeles; Kelvin G. Lynn; Russell B. Tjossem
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Paper Abstract

Recently, much has appeared in the literature concerning methods to improve the resolution and photopeak efficiency of CdZnTe radiation detectors operating at or around ambient temperature. THese methods generally involve either the use of modified electrode structures or pulse processing techniques, both of which add complexity, and hence cost, to the production and operation of such devices. In this paper, we will report on results obtained with a simpler, modified two-terminal device. The detector structure combines a planar anode with an extended surface cathode, and relies on a standard, single channel preamplifier/shaping amplifier system. The results obtained demonstrate that the charge collection efficiency of the device, as shown by the Peak- to-Valley ratio, is significantly improved when compared to the standard planar geometry, especially at higher photon energies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3768, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics, (19 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366620
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin B. Parnham, eV Products, Inc. (United States)
Csaba Szeles, eV Products, Inc. (United States)
Kelvin G. Lynn, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Russell B. Tjossem, Washington State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3768:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics
Ralph B. James; Richard C. Schirato, Editor(s)

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