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Title: High-energy detector

Abstract

The preferred embodiments are directed to a high-energy detector that is electrically shielded using an anode, a cathode, and a conducting shield to substantially reduce or eliminate electrically unshielded area. The anode and the cathode are disposed at opposite ends of the detector and the conducting shield substantially surrounds at least a portion of the longitudinal surface of the detector. The conducting shield extends longitudinally to the anode end of the detector and substantially surrounds at least a portion of the detector. Signals read from one or more of the anode, cathode, and conducting shield can be used to determine the number of electrons that are liberated as a result of high-energy particles impinge on the detector. A correction technique can be implemented to correct for liberated electron that become trapped to improve the energy resolution of the high-energy detectors disclosed herein.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. South Setauket, NY
  2. Farmingville, NY
  3. Upton, NY
  4. Ridge, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1032874
Patent Number(s):
8063378
Application Number:
12/056,655
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Bolotnikov, Aleksey E, Camarda, Giuseppe, Cui, Yonggang, and James, Ralph B. High-energy detector. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Bolotnikov, Aleksey E, Camarda, Giuseppe, Cui, Yonggang, & James, Ralph B. High-energy detector. United States.
Bolotnikov, Aleksey E, Camarda, Giuseppe, Cui, Yonggang, and James, Ralph B. Tue . "High-energy detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032874.
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