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Title: System to quantify gamma-ray radial energy deposition in semiconductor detectors

Abstract

A system for measuring gamma-ray radial energy deposition is provided for use in conjunction with a semiconductor detector. The detector comprises two electrodes and a detector material, and defines a plurality of zones within the detecting material in parallel with the two electrodes. The detector produces a charge signal E(t) when a gamma-ray interacts with the detector. Digitizing means are provided for converting the charge signal E(t) into a digitized signal. A computational means receives the digitized signal and calculates in which of the plurality of zones the gamma-ray deposited energy when interacting with the detector. The computational means produces an output indicating the amount of energy deposited by the gamma-ray in each of the plurality of zones.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. San Ramon, CA
  2. Las Vegas, NV
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873631
Patent Number(s):
6207957
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
quantify; gamma-ray; radial; energy; deposition; semiconductor; detectors; measuring; provided; conjunction; detector; comprises; electrodes; material; defines; plurality; zones; detecting; parallel; produces; charge; signal; interacts; digitizing; means; converting; digitized; computational; receives; calculates; deposited; interacting; output; indicating; amount; charge signal; energy deposition; semiconductor detector; detector comprises; radial energy; gamma-ray radial; /250/

Citation Formats

Kammeraad, Judith E, and Blair, Jerome J. System to quantify gamma-ray radial energy deposition in semiconductor detectors. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Kammeraad, Judith E, & Blair, Jerome J. System to quantify gamma-ray radial energy deposition in semiconductor detectors. United States.
Kammeraad, Judith E, and Blair, Jerome J. Mon . "System to quantify gamma-ray radial energy deposition in semiconductor detectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873631.
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