Characterization of large cadmium zinc telluride crystals grown by traveling heater method

H. Chen, S.A. Awadalla, K. Iniewski, P.H. Lu, F. Harris, J. Mackenzie, T. Hasanen, W. Chen, R. Redden, G. Bindley, Irfan Kuvvetli, Carl Budtz-Jørgensen, P. Luke, M. Amman, J.S. Lee, A.E. Bolotnikov, G.S. Camarda, Y. Cui, A. Hossain, R.B. James

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is to evaluate thick, 20 X 20 X 10 and 10 X 10 X 10 mm(3), cadmium zinc telluride (CZT), Cd0.9Zn0.1Te, crystals grown using the traveling heater method (THIM). The phenomenal spectral performance and small size and low concentration of Te inclusions/precipitates of these crystals indicate that the THM is suitable for the mass production of CZT radiation detectors that can be used in a variety of applications. Our result also proves that with careful material selection using IR and high-quality fabrication processes, the theoretical energy resolution limit can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume103
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)014903
ISSN0021-8979
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Chen, H., Awadalla, S. A., Iniewski, K., Lu, P. H., Harris, F., Mackenzie, J., Hasanen, T., Chen, W., Redden, R., Bindley, G., Kuvvetli, I., Budtz-Jørgensen, C., Luke, P., Amman, M., Lee, J. S., Bolotnikov, A. E., Camarda, G. S., Cui, Y., Hossain, A., & James, R. B. (2008). Characterization of large cadmium zinc telluride crystals grown by traveling heater method. Journal of Applied Physics, 103(1), 014903. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2828170