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Compositions of doped, co-doped and tri-doped semiconductor materials

United States Patent

December 6, 2011
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Semiconductor materials suitable for being used in radiation detectors are disclosed. A particular example of the semiconductor materials includes tellurium, cadmium, and zinc. Tellurium is in molar excess of cadmium and zinc. The example also includes aluminum having a concentration of about 10 to about 20,000 atomic parts per billion and erbium having a concentration of at least 10,000 atomic parts per billion.
Lynn; Kelvin (Pullman, WA), Jones; Kelly (Colfax, WA), Ciampi; Guido (Watertown, MA)
Washington State University Research Foundation (Pullman, WA)
11/ 910,504
March 5, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH This work was partially funded by the Department of Energy (DE-FG07-061DI4724), and the United States government has, therefore, certain rights to the present invention.