1st Edition

Semiconductor Radiation Detectors Technology and Applications

Edited By Salim Reza Copyright 2017
    312 Pages
    by CRC Press

    310 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The aim of this book is to educate the reader on radiation detectors, from sensor to read-out electronics to application. Relatively new detector materials, such as CdZTe and Cr compensated GaAs, are introduced, along with emerging applications of radiation detectors. This X-ray technology has practical applications in medical, industrial, and security applications. It identifies materials based on their molecular composition, not densities as the traditional transmission equipment does. With chapters written by an international selection of authors from both academia and industry, the book covers a wide range of topics on radiation detectors, which will satisfy the needs of both beginners and experts in the field.

    Chapter 1: Direct Conversion Semiconductor Detectors for Radiation Imaging

    Shiva Abbaszadeh and Craig S. Levin

    Chapter 2: GaAs:Cr as Sensor Material for Photon Counting Pixel Detectors

    Elias Hamann

    Chapter 3: LAMBDA Detector—An Example of a State-of-the-Art Photon Counting Imaging System

    David Pennicard, Julian Becker, and Milija Sarajlic

    Chapter 4: Theoretical Consideration of the Response Function of a Two-Dimensional CdTe Detector

    Hiroaki Hayashi

    Chapter 5: Monte Carlo Modeling of Solid State X-Ray Detectors for Medical Imaging

    Yuan Fang and Aldo Badano

    Chapter 6: Synthesizable Inverter-Based Analog Processor for Radiation Detection Read-Out Front Ends

    Lampros Mountrichas, Thomas Noulis, and S. Siskos

    Chapter 7: Semiconductor Detector Readout ASICs for Baggage Scanning Applications

    Kris Iniewski and Chris Siu

    Chapter 8: Applications of Hybrid Pixel Detectors for High Resolution Table-Top X-Ray Imaging

    Jan Dudák

    Chapter 9: Conebeam CT for Medical Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions

    Tianye Niu and Yu Kuang

    Chapter 10: Cadmium (Zinc) Telluride 2D/3D Spectrometers for Scattering Polarimetry

    Rui Miguel Curado da Silva, Ezio Caroli, Stefano del Sordo, and Jorge Manuel Maia


    Salim Reza is a research scientist at Mid Sweden University, Sweden. He has a licentiate and a PhD degree in radiation detectors and measurements. He earned his PhD degree from Mid Sweden University and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany. He is an expert in phase-contrast x-ray imaging technique, Monte Carlo and finite element method-based simulation of radiation sensors, and developing radiation detection systems. He has worked in the development of the PERCIVAL detector system, intended to be used in the experiments at the European XFEL. He is also involved in the development and the characterization of the Medipix detector, developed by an international collaboration of scientists hosted by CERN. Improving work conditions and environment for academics is one of his major concerns. He has been elected as the vice-chairman in the national committee for The Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers, PhD section.