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21 November 2000 Development of CdZnTe pixel detectors for astrophysical applications
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Over the last four 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 (approximately 2 cm X 2 cm), relatively small (approximately less than 500 micrometer) pixels and sub-keV energy resolution. For experiments operating in satellite orbits, low energy thresholds of approximately 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 prototype sensor with a custom low- noise VLSI readout designed to achieve excellent spectral resolution and good imaging performance in the 2 - 100 keV band
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Fiona A. Harrison, Steven E. Boggs, Aleksey E. Bolotnikov, C. M. Hubert Chen, Walter R. Cook III, and Steven M. Schindler "Development of CdZnTe pixel detectors for astrophysical applications", Proc. SPIE 4141, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics II, (21 November 2000);

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