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Title: Radiation detection system using semiconductor detector with differential carrier trapping and mobility

Abstract

A system for obtaining improved resolution in relatively thick semiconductor radiation detectors, such as HgI.sub.2, which exhibit significant hole trapping. Two amplifiers are used: the first measures the charge collected and the second the contribution of the electrons to the charge collected. The outputs of the two amplifiers are utilized to unfold the total charge generated within the detector in response to a radiation event.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Santa Barbara, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
863813
Patent Number(s):
4253023
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-08-1183
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
radiation; detection; semiconductor; detector; differential; carrier; trapping; mobility; obtaining; improved; resolution; relatively; thick; detectors; hgi; exhibit; significant; amplifiers; measures; charge; collected; contribution; electrons; outputs; utilized; unfold; total; generated; response; event; charge collected; relatively thick; radiation detector; radiation detectors; radiation detection; semiconductor detector; improved resolution; semiconductor radiation; radiation event; obtaining improved; exhibit significant; /250/

Citation Formats

Whited, Richard C. Radiation detection system using semiconductor detector with differential carrier trapping and mobility. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Whited, Richard C. Radiation detection system using semiconductor detector with differential carrier trapping and mobility. United States.
Whited, Richard C. Thu . "Radiation detection system using semiconductor detector with differential carrier trapping and mobility". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863813.
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title = {Radiation detection system using semiconductor detector with differential carrier trapping and mobility},
author = {Whited, Richard C.},
abstractNote = {A system for obtaining improved resolution in relatively thick semiconductor radiation detectors, such as HgI.sub.2, which exhibit significant hole trapping. Two amplifiers are used: the first measures the charge collected and the second the contribution of the electrons to the charge collected. The outputs of the two amplifiers are utilized to unfold the total charge generated within the detector in response to a radiation event.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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