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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Culver City, CA
  3. Santa Barbara, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865995
Patent Number(s):
4613756
Assignee:
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT03-76EV72031
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
mercuric; iodide; light; detector; related; method; apparatus; detecting; involve; applying; substantially; uniform; electrical; potential; difference; spaced; surfaces; exposing; surface; measuring; current; passed; response; monocrystalline; applied; transparent; conductive; layer; preferred; embodiment; coupled; scintillator; passage; ionizing; radiation; incident; related method; substantially transparent; potential difference; electrical potential; preferred embodiment; substantially uniform; electrical current; ionizing radiation; conductive layer; radiation incident; light detector; transparent conductive; mercuric iodide; detecting light; current passed; uniform electrical; uniform electric; form electrical; current pass; /250/

Citation Formats

Iwanczyk, Jan S, Barton, Jeff B, Dabrowski, Andrzej J, and Schnepple, Wayne F. Mercuric iodide light detector and related method. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Iwanczyk, Jan S, Barton, Jeff B, Dabrowski, Andrzej J, & Schnepple, Wayne F. Mercuric iodide light detector and related method. United States.
Iwanczyk, Jan S, Barton, Jeff B, Dabrowski, Andrzej J, and Schnepple, Wayne F. Wed . "Mercuric iodide light detector and related method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865995.
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title = {Mercuric iodide light detector and related method},
author = {Iwanczyk, Jan S and Barton, Jeff B and Dabrowski, Andrzej J and Schnepple, Wayne F},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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