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Title: GaTe semiconductor for radiation detection

Abstract

GaTe semiconductor is used as a room-temperature radiation detector. GaTe has useful properties for radiation detectors: ideal bandgap, favorable mobilities, low melting point (no evaporation), non-hygroscopic nature, and availability of high-purity starting materials. The detector can be used, e.g., for detection of illicit nuclear weapons and radiological dispersed devices at ports of entry, in cities, and off shore and for determination of medical isotopes present in a patient.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Castro Valley, CA
  2. Nashville, TN
  3. Ashland, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968975
Patent Number(s):
7550735
Application Number:
11/824,094
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, 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:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Payne, Stephen A, Burger, Arnold, and Mandal, Krishna C. GaTe semiconductor for radiation detection. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Payne, Stephen A, Burger, Arnold, & Mandal, Krishna C. GaTe semiconductor for radiation detection. United States.
Payne, Stephen A, Burger, Arnold, and Mandal, Krishna C. Tue . "GaTe semiconductor for radiation detection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968975.
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abstractNote = {GaTe semiconductor is used as a room-temperature radiation detector. GaTe has useful properties for radiation detectors: ideal bandgap, favorable mobilities, low melting point (no evaporation), non-hygroscopic nature, and availability of high-purity starting materials. The detector can be used, e.g., for detection of illicit nuclear weapons and radiological dispersed devices at ports of entry, in cities, and off shore and for determination of medical isotopes present in a patient.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {6}
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Deep level transient spectroscopy of anisotropic semiconductor GaTe
journal, August 1994


Anharmonicity in GaTe layered crystals
journal, December 2002