The development of a position-sensitive CZT detector with orthogonal co-planar anode strips

Larson, K. A.; Hamel, L.; Jordanov, V.; Macri, J. R.; McConnell, M. L.; Ryan, J. M.; Tousignant, O.; Vincent, A.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p774
Academic Journal
We report on the simulation, construction, and performance of prototype CdZnTe imaging detectors with orthogonal coplanar anode strips. These detectors employ a novel electrode geometry with non-collecting anode strips in one dimension and collecting anode pixels, interconnected in rows, in the orthogonal direction. These detectors retain the spectroscopic and detection efficiency advantages of single carrier (electron) sensing devices as well as the principal advantage of conventional strip detectors with orthogonal anode and cathode strips, i.e. an N×N array of imaging pixels are with only 2N electronic channels. Charge signals induced on the various electrodes of a prototype detector with 8×8 unit cells (1×1×5 mm[sup 3]) are compared to the simulations. Results of position and energy resolution measurements are presented and discussed. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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