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Title: CdxZn1-xTeySe1-y (CZTS): An Emerging High-Performance Gamma-Ray Detector


The goal is to develop growth technology to produce CZTS radiation detectors better than today?s large-volume CZT and at a lower price.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
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Conference: Nuclear Security Applications and Development Program Review Meeting (NSARD2017); NNSA Las VegasNorth Las Vegas Facility, NV; 20170404 through 20170406
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CdxZn1-xTeySe1-y; CZTS; High Performance Gamma-Ray Detector

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ROY U. CdxZn1-xTeySe1-y (CZTS): An Emerging High-Performance Gamma-Ray Detector. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
ROY U. CdxZn1-xTeySe1-y (CZTS): An Emerging High-Performance Gamma-Ray Detector. United States.
ROY U. Tue . "CdxZn1-xTeySe1-y (CZTS): An Emerging High-Performance Gamma-Ray Detector". United States. doi:.
title = {CdxZn1-xTeySe1-y (CZTS): An Emerging High-Performance Gamma-Ray Detector},
author = {ROY U.},
abstractNote = {The goal is to develop growth technology to produce CZTS radiation detectors better than today?s large-volume CZT and at a lower price.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Apr 04 00:00:00 EDT 2017}

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