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Title: An array of virtual Frisch-grid CdZnTe detectors and a front-end application-specific integrated circuit for large-area position-sensitive gamma-ray cameras

We developed a robust and low-cost array of virtual Frisch-grid CdZnTe (CZT) detectors coupled to a front-end readout ASIC for spectroscopy and imaging of gamma rays. The array operates as a self-reliant detector module. It is comprised of 36 close-packed 6x6x15 mm 3 detectors grouped into 3x3 sub-arrays of 2x2 detectors with the common cathodes. The front-end analog ASIC accommodates up to 36 anode and 9 cathode inputs. Several detector modules can be integrated into a single- or multi-layer unit operating as a Compton or a coded-aperture camera. We present the results from testing two fully assembled modules and readout electronics. The further enhancement of the arrays’ performance and reduction of their cost are made possible by using position-sensitive virtual Frisch-grid detectors, which allow for accurate corrections of the response of material non-uniformities caused by crystal defects.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Univ. of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas (United States)
  3. Korea University, Seoul (South Korea)
  4. SUNY Binghamton, Vestal, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; RSINAK; NN2001
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-98CH1-886
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development (NA-22); USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1228712