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Cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) is a promising material for room temperature X-ray and gamma-ray detectors. The high atomic number and the wide band-gap give high quantum efficiency and good room temperature performances. Due to hole trapping, particular electrode structures have been developed to provide single-charge carrier collection (electrons), exploiting the excellent charge transport properties of the electrons. In this work, the spectroscopic performances of two CZT detectors (CZT1: 5 mm times 5 mm times 0.90 mm; CZT2: 4.8 mm times 5 mm times 0.55 mm) with five electrodes (cathode, anode and three steering electrodes) were studied. The anode-collecting electrode, surrounded by three steering electrodes (biased for optimum charge collection), is mostly sensitive to electron carriers, overcoming the effects of hole trapping in the measured spectra (hole tailing). We investigated on the …
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2007

Leonardo Abbene, Stefano Del Sordo, Francesco Fauci, Gaetano Gerardi, A La Manna, Giuseppe Raso, Adriano Cola, Eugenio Perillo, Adelaide Raulo, Vladimir Gostilo, Simone Stumbo

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Volume: 2 Pages: 1525-1530
2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record