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Multiple-mode radiation detector

United States Patent

August 25, 2015
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An apparatus for detecting radiation is provided. In embodiments, at least one sensor medium is provided, of a kind that interacts with radiation to generate photons and/or charge carriers. The apparatus also includes at least one electrode arrangement configured to collect radiation-generated charge from a sensor medium that has been provided. The apparatus also includes at least one photodetector configured to produce an electrical output in response to photons generated by radiation in such a sensor medium, and an electronic circuit configured to produce an output that is jointly responsive to the collected charge and to the photodetector output. At least one such electrode arrangement, at least one such photodetector, and at least one such sensor medium are combined to form an integral unit.
Claus; Liam D. (Albuquerque, NM), Derzon; Mark S. (Albuquerque, NM), Kay; Randolph R. (Albuquerque, NM), Bauer; Todd (Albuquerque, NM), Trotter; Douglas Chandler (Albuquerque, NM), Henry; Michael David (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 192,688
February 27, 2014
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT REFERENCE This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.