Semiconductor Radiation Detectors
Technology and Applications
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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.
Table of Contents
Preface. Direct Conversion Semiconductor Detectors for Radiation Imaging. GaAs:Cr as Sensor Material for Photon Counting Pixel Detectors. LAMBDA Detector—An Example of a State-of-the-Art Photon Counting Imaging System. Theoretical Consideration of the Response Function of a Two-Dimensional CdTe Detector. Monte Carlo Modeling of Solid State X-Ray Detectors for Medical Imaging. Synthesizable Inverter-Based Analog Processor for Radiation Detection Read-Out Front Ends. Semiconductor Detector Readout ASICs for Baggage Scanning. Applications of Hybrid Pixel Detectors for High Resolution Table-Top X-Ray Imaging. Conebeam CT for Medical Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions. Cadmium (Zinc) Telluride 2D/3D Spectrometers for Scattering Polarimetry. Index.
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.