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Title: Mercuric iodide light detector and related method

Abstract

Apparatus and method for detecting light involve applying a substantially uniform electrical potential difference between first and second spaced surfaces of a body of mercuric iodide, exposing the first surface to light and measuring an electrical current passed through the body in response to the light. The mercuric iodide may be substantially monocrystalline and the potential may be applied between a substantially transparent conductive layer at the first surface and a second conductive layer at the second surface. In a preferred embodiment, the detector is coupled to a scintillator for passage of light to the mercuric iodide in response to ionizing radiation incident on the scintillator. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
7243806
Patent Number(s):
4613756
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-385420
Assignee:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76EV72031
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 7 Jun 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; DESIGN; VISIBLE RADIATION; DETECTION; ELECTRO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MERCURY IODIDES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; IODIDES; IODINE COMPOUNDS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MERCURY COMPOUNDS; MERCURY HALIDES; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATIONS; 440101* - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Iwanczyk, J S, Barton, J B, Dabrowski, A J, and Schnepple, W F. Mercuric iodide light detector and related method. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Iwanczyk, J S, Barton, J B, Dabrowski, A J, & Schnepple, W F. Mercuric iodide light detector and related method. United States.
Iwanczyk, J S, Barton, J B, Dabrowski, A J, and Schnepple, W F. Tue . "Mercuric iodide light detector and related method". United States.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus and method for detecting light involve applying a substantially uniform electrical potential difference between first and second spaced surfaces of a body of mercuric iodide, exposing the first surface to light and measuring an electrical current passed through the body in response to the light. The mercuric iodide may be substantially monocrystalline and the potential may be applied between a substantially transparent conductive layer at the first surface and a second conductive layer at the second surface. In a preferred embodiment, the detector is coupled to a scintillator for passage of light to the mercuric iodide in response to ionizing radiation incident on the scintillator. 7 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {9}
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