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Title: Methylammonium Lead Tribromide Single Crystal Detectors towards Robust Gamma-Ray Photon Sensing

Abstract

In recent years, hybrid perovskite single crystalline solid-state detectors have shown promise in γ-ray spectroscopy. Here, the γ-ray photon induced electrical pulses are investigated, which are produced by perovskite solid-state detectors made with the commonly used methylammonium lead tribromide crystals with chlorine incorporation. Under low electric field detector operation, slow pulses generated by γ-rays with average rise times of 65 µs are observed, which decreases to 20 µs when a higher electrical field of 500 V cm-1 is applied. However, the baseline becomes noisy quickly, which prevents collection of clean pulses for spectra construction. Further, by systematically measuring the temperature dependence and current–voltage characteristics, such instability is attributed to the local ion migration under electrical field creating a fluctuating dark noise, which presents a major challenge in perovskite γ-ray detector technologies. It is demonstrated that cycling the bias between positive and negative polarity can stabilize the detector, allowing for longer periods of pulse accumulation for generating energy resolved spectra with resolutions of ≈35% at 59.6 keV and ≈25% at 662 keV at room temperature. The study indicates that the main limiting factors of perovskite-based γ-ray detectors are slow rise times and bias instability. Finally, these challenges must be properly addressedmore » to achieve reproducible, high-resolution γ-ray detection.« less

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Center of Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1630883
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1607595
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-20-20127
Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; 20180026DR
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Optical Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2195-1071
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; hybrid perovskite; gamma-ray spectroscopy; ion migration; semiconductor detector

Citation Formats

Tisdale, Jeremy Tyler, Yoho, Michael D., Tsai, Hsinhan, Shrestha, Shreetu, Fernando, Kasun, Baldwin, Jon Kevin Scott, Tretiak, Sergei, Vo, Duc Ta, and Nie, Wanyi. Methylammonium Lead Tribromide Single Crystal Detectors towards Robust Gamma-Ray Photon Sensing. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202000233.
Tisdale, Jeremy Tyler, Yoho, Michael D., Tsai, Hsinhan, Shrestha, Shreetu, Fernando, Kasun, Baldwin, Jon Kevin Scott, Tretiak, Sergei, Vo, Duc Ta, & Nie, Wanyi. Methylammonium Lead Tribromide Single Crystal Detectors towards Robust Gamma-Ray Photon Sensing. United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202000233
Tisdale, Jeremy Tyler, Yoho, Michael D., Tsai, Hsinhan, Shrestha, Shreetu, Fernando, Kasun, Baldwin, Jon Kevin Scott, Tretiak, Sergei, Vo, Duc Ta, and Nie, Wanyi. Sun . "Methylammonium Lead Tribromide Single Crystal Detectors towards Robust Gamma-Ray Photon Sensing". United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202000233. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1630883.
@article{osti_1630883,
title = {Methylammonium Lead Tribromide Single Crystal Detectors towards Robust Gamma-Ray Photon Sensing},
author = {Tisdale, Jeremy Tyler and Yoho, Michael D. and Tsai, Hsinhan and Shrestha, Shreetu and Fernando, Kasun and Baldwin, Jon Kevin Scott and Tretiak, Sergei and Vo, Duc Ta and Nie, Wanyi},
abstractNote = {In recent years, hybrid perovskite single crystalline solid-state detectors have shown promise in γ-ray spectroscopy. Here, the γ-ray photon induced electrical pulses are investigated, which are produced by perovskite solid-state detectors made with the commonly used methylammonium lead tribromide crystals with chlorine incorporation. Under low electric field detector operation, slow pulses generated by γ-rays with average rise times of 65 µs are observed, which decreases to 20 µs when a higher electrical field of 500 V cm-1 is applied. However, the baseline becomes noisy quickly, which prevents collection of clean pulses for spectra construction. Further, by systematically measuring the temperature dependence and current–voltage characteristics, such instability is attributed to the local ion migration under electrical field creating a fluctuating dark noise, which presents a major challenge in perovskite γ-ray detector technologies. It is demonstrated that cycling the bias between positive and negative polarity can stabilize the detector, allowing for longer periods of pulse accumulation for generating energy resolved spectra with resolutions of ≈35% at 59.6 keV and ≈25% at 662 keV at room temperature. The study indicates that the main limiting factors of perovskite-based γ-ray detectors are slow rise times and bias instability. Finally, these challenges must be properly addressed to achieve reproducible, high-resolution γ-ray detection.},
doi = {10.1002/adom.202000233},
journal = {Advanced Optical Materials},
number = 10,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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