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Modification of solid state CdZnTe (CZT) radiation detectors with high sensitivity or high resolution operation

United States Patent

November 11, 2014
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An apparatus and process is provided to illustrate the manipulation of the internal electric field of CZT using multiple wavelength light illumination on the crystal surface at RT. The control of the internal electric field is shown through the polarization in the IR transmission image under illumination as a result of the Pockels effect.
Washington, II; Aaron L. (Aiken, SC), Duff; Martine C. (Aiken, SC), Teague; Lucile C. (Aiken, SC), Burger; Arnold (Nashville, TN), Groza; Michael (Hendersonville, TN)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC), Fisk University (Nashville, TN)
13/ 359,730
January 27, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.