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Title: Semiconductor radiation detector

Abstract

A semiconductor detector for ionizing electromagnetic radiation, neutrons, and energetic charged particles. The detecting element is comprised of a compound having the composition I-III-VI.sub.2 or II-IV-V.sub.2 where the "I" component is from column 1A or 1B of the periodic table, the "II" component is from column 2B, the "III" component is from column 3A, the "IV" component is from column 4A, the "V" component is from column 5A, and the "VI" component is from column 6A. The detecting element detects ionizing radiation by generating a signal proportional to the energy deposited in the element, and detects neutrons by virtue of the ionizing radiation emitted by one or more of the constituent materials subsequent to capture. The detector may contain more than one neutron-sensitive component.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Knoxville, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisk University (Nashville, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014392
Patent Number(s):
7,687,780
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/248,943
Assignee:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN); Fisk University (Nashville, TN) ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bell, Zane W., and Burger, Arnold. Semiconductor radiation detector. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Bell, Zane W., & Burger, Arnold. Semiconductor radiation detector. United States.
Bell, Zane W., and Burger, Arnold. Tue . "Semiconductor radiation detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014392.
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abstractNote = {A semiconductor detector for ionizing electromagnetic radiation, neutrons, and energetic charged particles. The detecting element is comprised of a compound having the composition I-III-VI.sub.2 or II-IV-V.sub.2 where the "I" component is from column 1A or 1B of the periodic table, the "II" component is from column 2B, the "III" component is from column 3A, the "IV" component is from column 4A, the "V" component is from column 5A, and the "VI" component is from column 6A. The detecting element detects ionizing radiation by generating a signal proportional to the energy deposited in the element, and detects neutrons by virtue of the ionizing radiation emitted by one or more of the constituent materials subsequent to capture. The detector may contain more than one neutron-sensitive component.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
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