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Development of a high-spectral-resolution cadmium zinc telluride pixel detector for astrophysical applications

Harrison, F. A. and Bolotnikov, A. and Chen, C. M. H. and Cook, W. R. and Mao, P. H. and Schindler, S. M. (2003) Development of a high-spectral-resolution cadmium zinc telluride pixel detector for astrophysical applications. In: X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4851. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 823-830. ISBN 9780819446305. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180110-134759552

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Abstract

Over the last six years, we have been developing imaging Cadmium Zinc Telluride pixel detectors optimized for astrophysical focusing hard X-ray telescopes. This application requires sensors with modest area, relatively small pixels (≾ 500 µm) and sub-keV energy resolution. For experiments operating in satellite orbits, energy thresholds of ~1-2 keV are also desirable. In this paper we describe the desired detector performance characteristics, and report on the status of our development effort. In particular, we present results from a 1152-channel custom low-noise VLSI readout designed to achieve excellent spectral resolution and good imaging performance in the 5 - 100 keV band.


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Harrison, F. A.0000-0003-2992-8024
Additional Information:© 2003 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work is supported in part by NASA's SR&T program (NAGW 5-5289). FAH acknowledges support from a Presidential Early Career Award. We thank Jill Burnham and Branislav Kecman for their contributions to the detector bonding and VLSI development.
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Official Citation:Fiona A. Harrison, Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, C. M. Hubert Chen, Walter R. Cook, Peter H. Mao, Steven M. Schindler, "Development of a high-spectral-resolution cadmium zinc telluride pixel detector for astrophysical applications", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461165; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.461165
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