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Photoconducting positions monitor and imaging detector

United States Patent

6,037,596
March 14, 2000
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A photoconductive, high energy photon beam detector/monitor for detecting x-rays and gamma radiation, having a thin, disk-shaped diamond substrate with a first and second surface, and electrically conductive coatings, or electrodes, of a predetermined configuration or pattern, disposed on the surfaces of the substrate. A voltage source and a current amplifier is connected to the electrodes to provide a voltage bias to the electrodes and to amplify signals from the detector.
Shu; Deming (Darien, IL), Kuzay; Tuncer M. (Naperville, IL)
The United States of America as represented by the United States (Washington, DC)
08/ 837,983
April 15, 1997
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago.