Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Segmented AC-coupled readout from continuous collection electrodes in semiconductor sensors

United States Patent

9,613,993
April 4, 2017
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Position sensitive radiation detection is provided using a continuous electrode in a semiconductor radiation detector, as opposed to the conventional use of a segmented electrode. Time constants relating to AC coupling between the continuous electrode and segmented contacts to the electrode are selected to provide position resolution from the resulting configurations. The resulting detectors advantageously have a more uniform electric field than conventional detectors having segmented electrodes, and are expected to have much lower cost of production and of integration with readout electronics.
Sadrozinski; Hartmut F. W. (Palo Alto, CA), Seiden; Abraham (San Jose, CA), Cartiglia; Nicolo (Milan, IT)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
15/ 199,382
20170069671
June 30, 2016
GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with Government support under contract DESC0010107 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.