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Semiconductive materials and associated uses thereof

United States Patent

November 1, 2011
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High rate radiation detectors are disclosed herein. The detectors include a detector material disposed inside the container, the detector material containing cadmium, tellurium, and zinc, a first dopant containing at least one of aluminum, chlorine, and indium, and a second dopant containing a rare earth metal. The first dopant has a concentration of about 500 to about 20,000 atomic parts per billion, and the second dopant has a concentration of about 200 to about 20,000 atomic parts per billion.
Lynn; Kelvin (Pullman, WA), Jones; Kelly (Colfax, WA), Ciampi; Guido (Waltham, MA)
Washington State University Research Foundation (Pullman, WA)
12/ 202,026
August 29, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This work was partially funded by the Department of Energy (DE-FG07-06IDI4724), and the United States government has certain rights to this invention.