San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Conference 10762
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XX
Monday - Tuesday 20 - 21 August 2018
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Abstract Due:
7 February 2018

Author Notification:
16 April 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
25 July 2018

Conference
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Toru Aoki, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
  • Gerard Ariño-Estrada, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
  • Jim E. Baciak, Univ. of Florida (United States)
  • Zane W. Bell, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Koushik Biswas, Arkansas State Univ. (United States)
  • Lynn A. Boatner, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
  • Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Mary Ellen Braunreuther, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Giuseppe S. Camarda, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Bill Cardoso, Creative Electron (United States)
  • Henry Chen, eV Products, Inc. (United States)
  • Nerine J. Cherepy, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
  • Jeffrey J. Derby, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
  • Petro M. Fochuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)
  • Jan Franc, Charles Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Larry Franks, Consultant (United States)
  • Fei Gao, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
  • Zhong He, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
  • Keitaro Hitomi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

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  • Alan Janos, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (United States)
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
  • KiHyun Kim, Korea Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
  • Henric Krawczynski, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (United States)
  • Kelvin G. Lynn, Washington State Univ. (United States)
  • Krishna C. Mandal, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
  • Robert D. McLaren, Consultant (United States)
  • Shariar Motakef, CapeSym, Inc. (United States)
  • Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, International Atomic Energy Agency (United States)
  • Madan Niraula, Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Utpal N. Roy, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)
  • Arie Ruzin, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
  • Narsingh Bahadur Singh, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
  • Michael R. Squillante, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
  • Ashley C. Stowe, Y-12 National Security Complex (United States)
  • Csaba Szeles, Nious Technologies Inc. (United States)
  • Sergey E. Ulin, National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhI (Russian Federation)
  • Edgar V. van Loef, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
  • Aaron L. Washington, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
  • Richard T. Williams, Wake Forest Univ. (United States)
  • Ge Yang, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
  • Ren-Yuan Zhu, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Monday 20 August Show All Abstracts
Session 1:
Inorganic Scintillators
Monday 20 August 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Crystal growth and characterization of selected high-performance scintillators for national security applications (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-1
Time: 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Author(s): Luis Stand, Mariya Zhuravleva, Merry Koschan, The Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville (United States); Daniel Rutstrom, The Univ. of Tennessee (United States); Cordell Delzer, Eric Lukosi, Jason Hayward, The Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville (United States); Nerine J. Cherepy, Stephen Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Charles L. Melcher, The Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville (United States)
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Performance optimization of large diameter SrI2(Eu) detector assemblies (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-2
Time: 8:55 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Ivan Khodyuk, Stacy Swider, Maria Hackett, Shariar Motakef, CapeSym, Inc. (United States)
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Crystal growth and scintillation performance of cesium hafnium chloride (CHC) (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-3
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:45 AM
Author(s): Stephanie Lam, CapeSym, Inc. (United States); Christo Guguschev, Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (Germany); Maria Hackett, Shariar Motakef, CapeSym, Inc. (United States)
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Yttrium-doped barium fluoride crystals for future HEP experiments
Paper 10762-5
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): Ren-Yuan Zhu, Caltech (United States)
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Self-activated halide phosphors and scintillators
Paper 10762-6
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Author(s): Mao-Hua Du, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States); Dan Han, East China Normal Univ. (China); Hongliang Shi, Beihang Univ. (China); Wenmei Ming, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States); Yuntao Wu, The Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville (United States); Biwu Ma, Florida State Univ. (United States); Bayrammurad Saparov, The Univ. of Oklahoma (United States); Ying-Zhong Ma, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States); Shiyou Chen, East China Normal Univ. (China)
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Development of hot pressed lithium indium selenide for use as a ceramic radiation detector
Paper 10762-7
Time: 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Author(s): Joseph Bell, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States); Ashley Stowe, Y-12 National Security Complex (United States), Vanderbilt Univ. (United States); Arnold Burger, Fisk Univ. (United States); Keivan Stassun, Vanderbilt Univ. (United States)
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Coffee Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 2:
Imaging Detectors
Monday 20 August 2018
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Nerine J. Cherepy, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Limits on scintillation detector timing precision (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-8
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Author(s): Woon-Seng Choong, Stephen E. Derenzo, Lehui Guo, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
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Advances in developing monolithic CMOS detectors for x-ray imaging spectrometers
Paper 10762-9
Time: 11:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Almus T. Kenter, Thomas Gauron, Ralph Kraft, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
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Digital deconvolution of scintillation detector signals for high-rate photon-counting x-ray imaging applications
Paper 10762-10
Time: 11:40 AM - 11:55 AM
Author(s): Xiaobing Yue, Zhi Deng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
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Lunch Break 11:55 AM - 1:30 PM
Session 3:
Organic Scintillators
Monday 20 August 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Ren-Yuan Zhu, Caltech (United States)
Bismuth-loaded plastic scintillator portal monitors (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-12
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Author(s): Nerine J. Cherepy, H. Paul Martinez, Patrick R. Beck, Robert D. Sanner, Saphon Hok, Owen B. Drury, Erik L. Swanberg, Stephen A. Payne, Charles R. Hurlbut, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
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Organic spectroscopic scintillators based on nanocomposite monoliths (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-13
Time: 1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
Author(s): Qibing Pei, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
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Optimization of resolution and light yield of plastic PVT scintillators for fast neutron imaging (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-14
Time: 2:20 PM - 2:45 PM
Author(s): William Chuirazzi, Ibrahim Oksuz, The Ohio State Univ. (United States); Nerine J. Cherepy, H. Paul Martinez, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Lei Cao, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
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Recent developments in PSD plastics: optimization, attenuation, and additives
Paper 10762-15
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Author(s): Andrew N. Mabe, M. Leslie Carman, Andrew M. Glenn, Steven A. Dazeley, Natalia P. Zaitseva, Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
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Developments in additive manufacturing of scintillating particle composites for neutron detection
Paper 10762-16
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Author(s): Brenden Wiggins, Metodi L. Illiev, Andrea Favalli, Kiril D. Ianakiev, Markus Hehlen, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
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Plastic scintillation enhancement through UV emission nanoclusters
Paper 10762-17
Time: 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Author(s): Alan Tam, Mikael Nilsson, Ozdal Boyraz, Univ of California Irvine (United States)
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Coffee Break 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session 4:
Photodetectors and Applications
Monday 20 August 2018
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Lei Cao, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Design of low noise silicon reach-through avalanche photodiodes
Paper 10762-19
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Author(s): Zhengxi Cheng, Heliang Xu, YongPing Chen, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
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Anticoincidence scintillation detector for the Signal experiment onboard the spacecraft Interhelioprobe
Paper 10762-20
Time: 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Author(s): Alexander Shustov, Sergey E. Ulin, Alexander S. Novikov, Valeriy V. Dmitrenko, Viktor M. Grachev, Irina V. Chernysheva, Konstantin F. Vlasik, Ziyaetdin M. Uteshev, Kira V. Krivova, National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhI (Russian Federation)
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Solar neutron and gamma-ray spectrometer for a small satellite
Paper 10762-21
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Author(s): Kazutaka Yamaoka, Hiroyasu Tajima, Yoshitaka Itow, Hirosane Fujii, Yuta Nakanishi, Yuhei Kamei, Takeharu Yamakawa, Takumi Niwa, Itsuki Okui, Kikuko Miyata, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
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Nuclear fusion detection in laser-driven counter-stream collisionless plasmas
Paper 10762-22
Time: 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Liming Chen, Institute of Physics (China)
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High-performance organic optoelectronics for large-area radiation detectors with low radiation damage
Paper 10762-18
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Author(s): Canek Fuentes-Hernández, Wen-Fang Chou, Xiaojia Jia, Jacob W. Inman, Nolan E. Hertel, Bernard Kippelen, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
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Posters-Monday
Monday 20 August 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 20C

Conference attendees are invited to view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines at http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines.
High-temperature electrical properties of CdTe crystals doped by Mn
Paper 10762-43
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Serhii Solodin, Andrii Kanak, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine); Yevhen Nykoniuk, National Univ. of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine); Zinaida Zakharuk, Serhii Dremlyuzhenko, Petro Fochuk, Oleh Panchuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine); Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
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Deep levels in CdZnTeSe observed by analysis of temporal and temperature evolution of the internal electric field under the illumination
Paper 10762-44
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Martin Rejhon, Jan Franc, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic); Utpal N. Roy, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Václav Dědič, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
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Purification of Cd1-хZnхTe crystals from Te inclusions by the "dry zone" method
Paper 10762-45
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Petro Fochuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine); Evgen Nykonyuk, National Univ. of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine); Zinaida Zakharuk, Sergii Dremlyuzhenko, Serhii Solodin, Ivan Yuriychuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine); Bogdan Rudyk, National Univ. of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine); Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
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Practical features of Cd0.90-xMnxZn0.10Te (x = 0.10 - 0.30) crystals growth by Vertical Bridgman method
Paper 10762-46
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Vasylyna Kopach, Oleh Kopach, Larysa Shcherbak, Petro Fochuk, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine); Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States); Andrii Kanak, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)
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Contrast mediums discrimination by spectral photon-counting CT imaging
Paper 10762-47
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Kosuke Kimura, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan); Akifumi Koike, ANSeeN Inc. (Japan); Toru Aoki, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan), ANSeeN Inc. (Japan)
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Characterization of Redlen cadmium zinc telluride detectors for hard x-ray astronomy
Paper 10762-48
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author(s): Sean M. Pike, Fiona Harrison, Brian Grefenstette, Kristin Madsen, Hiromasa Miyasaka, Jill Burnham, Walter Cook, Caltech (United States)
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Tuesday 21 August Show All Abstracts
Session 5:
CZT Detectors
Tuesday 21 August 2018
8:10 AM - 10:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
4x4 array of position-sensitive virtual Frisch-grid CdZnTe detectors for imaging and spectroscopy of gamma-ray sources (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-24
Time: 8:10 AM - 8:35 AM
Author(s): Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Giuseppe Camarda, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Gianluigi De Geronimo, Stony Brook Univ. (United States); Jack Fried, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Deidra Hodges, The Univ. of Texas at El Paso (United States); Anwar Hossain, Luis Ocampo, Ge Yang, Emerson Vernon, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
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Development of large-volume high-performance monolithic CZT radiation detector (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-25
Time: 8:35 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Henry Chen, Handong Li, Mike Reed, Arun Sundaram, John Eger, eV Products, Inc. (United States); James W. Hugg, eV Products (United States); Shiva Abbaszadeh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain (United States); Guillaume Montémont, Loïck Verger, CEA-LETI (France); Yuefeng Zhu, Zhong He, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
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Cluster analysis of registered radioactive events with a 3mm CdTe Timepix detector (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-26
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
Author(s): Michael Fiederle, Simon Procz, Julian Fey, Alex Fauler, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum (Germany)
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CdZnTeSe: An emerging room-temperature semiconductor detector material (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-27
Time: 9:25 AM - 9:50 AM
Author(s): Utpal N. Roy, Giuseppe Camarda, Yonggang Cui, Rubi Gul, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Ge Yang, North Carolina State Univ. (United States); Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States); Jakub Zázvorka, Václav Dedic, Jan Franc, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
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Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy investigation of vacancy-related defects in CdTe-based compounds
Paper 10762-28
Time: 9:50 AM - 10:05 AM
Author(s): Ge Yang, Ming Liu, North Carolina State Univ. (United States); Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, Giuseppe Camarda, Utpal N. Roy, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States); Ralph B. James, Savannah River National Lab. (United States)
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CdZnTe bulk crystal growth and temperature modeling studies at METU-CGL
Paper 10762-29
Time: 10:05 AM - 10:20 AM
Author(s): Özden B. Balbasi, Yasin Ergunt, Cigdem Dogru, Mustafa Ünal, Merve P. Kabukcuoglu, Mehmet Parlak, Rasit Turan, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
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Coffee Break 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Session 6:
CZT Contacts and ASICs
Tuesday 21 August 2018
10:50 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Arnold Burger, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Efficient validation testing of Through-Silicon-Via (TSV) ASICs for CZT x-ray detectors
Paper 10762-30
Time: 10:50 AM - 11:05 AM
Author(s): Daniel Violette, Branden Allen, Jaesub Hong, Marco Rivero, Norton Allen, Jonathan Grindlay, Harvard Univ. (United States)
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Pockels effect in CdTe-based compounds with non-planar contact geometry (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-31
Time: 11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Author(s): Jan Franc, Václav Dedic, Martin Rejhon, Jan Kunc, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
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Pulsed laser deposition of indium on the CdTe crystal surface for contact formation
Paper 10762-32
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Author(s): Kateryna Zelenska, Taras Shevchenko National Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine); Volodymyr Gnatyuk, V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics (Ukraine); Toru Aoki, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
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Optimization of chemical polishing by bromine-alcohol for detector-grade CdZnTe crystals and its effect on contacts
Paper 10762-33
Time: 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Mustafa Ünal, Deniz Bender, Özden B. Balbasi, Merve P. Kabukcuoglu, Yasin Ergunt, Rasit Turan, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
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Controlling the Te inclusion in CZT crystal by optimization of growth parameters during TGSG method
Paper 10762-35
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Author(s): Song Zhang, Tsinghua University (China); Cheng Wang, Bo Zhao, Ruiyan Technology Co. Ltd. (China); Hui Zhang, Tsinghua University (China)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Session 7:
TlBr Detectors
Tuesday 21 August 2018
1:45 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Michael Fiederle, Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum (Germany)
Extending the life of TlBr gamma-ray spectrometers with surface treatments and waveform analysis (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-36
Time: 1:45 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Erik L. Swanberg, Adam Conway, Lars Voss, Tim Graff, Art Nelson, Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States); Hadong Kim, Leonard J. Cirignano, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
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Thallium bromide semiconductor radiation detectors with Thallium metal contacts (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-37
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:35 PM
Author(s): Amlan Datta, CapeSym, Inc. (United States); Piotr Becla, CapeSym, Inc. (United States), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Shariar Motakef, CapeSym, Inc. (United States)
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Coincidence timing resolution between TlBr crystals using Cerenkov light
Paper 10762-38
Time: 2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Gerard Ariño-Estrada, Gregory S. Mitchell, Sun II Kwon, Junwei Du, Univ. of California, Davis (United States); Hadong Kim, Leonard J. Cirignano, Kanai S. Shah, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States); Simon R. Cherry, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
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Coffee Break 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Session 8:
Diamond, Perovskite, and Xenon Detectors
Tuesday 21 August 2018
3:20 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B
Session Chair:
Erik L. Swanberg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
CVD diamond for beta particle detection in a gamma-ray background (Invited Paper)
Paper 10762-39
Time: 3:20 PM - 3:45 PM
Author(s): Paul Bennett, Leonard J. Cirignano, Alireza Kargar, Hadong Kim, Kanai S. Shah, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
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Enhanced detection performance of perovskite semiconductor CsPbBr3 by material optimization
Paper 10762-40
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Duck Young Chung, Argonne National Lab. (United States); Yihui He, Northwestern Univ. (United States); Wenwen Lin, Rahmi O. Pak, Argonne National Lab. (United States); Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Argonne National Lab. (United States), Northwestern Univ. (United States)
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Analysis of the gamma-ray energy spectra measured with a xenon gamma-spectrometer
Paper 10762-42
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Author(s): Alexander Shustov, Alexander S. Novikov, Sergey E. Ulin, Irina V. Chernysheva, Valeriy V. Dmitrenko, Viktor M. Grachev, Ziyaetdin M. Uteshev, Konstantin F. Vlasik, Kira V. Krivova, National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhI (Russian Federation)
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Young Investigator Award Presentation
Tuesday 21 August 2018
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 24B

Join us as we announce the winner of the Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics Young Investigator Award. Qualifying presentations are judged on scientific merit, technical impact, and overall quality of the work by a committee of expert scientists in the field. See the Optical Engineering + Applications Best Paper Awards page to review eligibility and application requirements.

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