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Title: Charged particle detectors with active detector surface for partial energy deposition of the charged particles and related methods

Abstract

A radiation detector is disclosed. The radiation detector comprises an active detector surface configured to generate charge carriers in response to charged particles associated with incident radiation. The active detector surface is further configured with a sufficient thickness for a partial energy deposition of the charged particles to occur and permit the charged particles to pass through the active detector surface. The radiation detector further comprises a plurality of voltage leads coupled to the active detector surface. The plurality of voltage leads is configured to couple to a voltage source to generate a voltage drop across the active detector surface and to separate the charge carriers into a plurality of electrons and holes for detection. The active detector surface may comprise one or more graphene layers. Timing data between active detector surfaces may be used to determine energy of the incident radiation. Other apparatuses and methods are disclosed herein.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
INL (Idaho National Laboratory (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082887
Patent Number(s):
8,378,308
Application Number:
12/907,834
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Gerts, David W, Bean, Robert S, and Metcalf, Richard R. Charged particle detectors with active detector surface for partial energy deposition of the charged particles and related methods. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Gerts, David W, Bean, Robert S, & Metcalf, Richard R. Charged particle detectors with active detector surface for partial energy deposition of the charged particles and related methods. United States.
Gerts, David W, Bean, Robert S, and Metcalf, Richard R. Tue . "Charged particle detectors with active detector surface for partial energy deposition of the charged particles and related methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082887.
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title = {Charged particle detectors with active detector surface for partial energy deposition of the charged particles and related methods},
author = {Gerts, David W and Bean, Robert S and Metcalf, Richard R},
abstractNote = {A radiation detector is disclosed. The radiation detector comprises an active detector surface configured to generate charge carriers in response to charged particles associated with incident radiation. The active detector surface is further configured with a sufficient thickness for a partial energy deposition of the charged particles to occur and permit the charged particles to pass through the active detector surface. The radiation detector further comprises a plurality of voltage leads coupled to the active detector surface. The plurality of voltage leads is configured to couple to a voltage source to generate a voltage drop across the active detector surface and to separate the charge carriers into a plurality of electrons and holes for detection. The active detector surface may comprise one or more graphene layers. Timing data between active detector surfaces may be used to determine energy of the incident radiation. Other apparatuses and methods are disclosed herein.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {2}
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