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Solid-State Radiation Detectors

Technology and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Salah Awadalla

CRC Press

384 pages

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Integrating aspects of engineering, application physics, and medical science, Solid-State Radiation Detectors: Technology and Applications offers a comprehensive review of new and emerging solid-state materials-based technologies for radiation detection. Each chapter is structured to address the current advantages and challenges of each material and technology presented, as well as to discuss novel research and applications.

Featuring contributions from leading experts in industry and academia, this authoritative text:

  • Covers modern semiconductors used for radiation monitoring

  • Examines CdZnTe and CdTe technology for imaging applications including three-dimensional capability detectors

  • Highlights interconnect technology for current pixel detectors

  • Describes hybrid pixel detectors and their characterizations

  • Tackles the integrated analog signal processing read-out front ends for particle detectors

  • Considers new organic materials with direct bandgap for direct energy detection

  • Summarizes recent developments involving lanthanum halide and cerium bromide scintillators

  • Analyzes the potential of recent progress in the field of crystallogenesis, quantum dots, and photonics crystals toward a new concept of x- and gamma-ray detectors based on metamaterials

  • Explores position-sensitivity photomultipliers and silicon photomultipliers for scintillation crystals

Solid-State Radiation Detectors: Technology and Applications provides a valuable reference for engineers and scientists looking to enhance the performance of radiation detector technology for medical imaging and other applications.

Table of Contents

Modern Semiconductor Pixel Detectors Used as Radiation Monitors. CdZnTe for Gamma- and X-Ray Applications. CdTe and CdZnTe Small Pixel Imaging Detectors. CdTe/CZT Spectrometers with 3-D Imaging Capabilities. CdTe Pixel Detectors for Hard X-Ray Astronomy. Technology Needs for Modular Pixel Detectors. Single Photon Processing Hybrid Pixel Detectors. Integrated Analog Signal-Processing Readout Front Ends for Particle Detectors. Spectral Molecular CT with Photon-Counting Detectors. Characterization of Photon-Counting Detectors with Synchrotron Radiation. Organic Semiconducting Single Crystals as Novel Room-Temperature, Low-Cost Solid-State Direct X-Ray Detectors. Lanthanum Halide and Cerium Bromide Scintillators. Novel X- and Gamma-Ray Detectors Based on Metamaterials. Gamma-Imaging Devices Based on Position-Sensitive Photomultipliers. Silicon Photomultipliers for High-Performance Scintillation Crystal Read-Out Applications.

About the Editor

Salah Awadalla obtained his Ph.D from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Science and Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, USA. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Taibah, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. In addition, he is the director of Teaching Laboratories and the Research and Development Program. In his professional career, Dr. Awadalla has held numerous positions ranging from staff scientist to manager and director at Washington State University and Redlen Technologies, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. He has published more than 50 papers and holds more than eight U.S.-granted patents.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General