"Ambient Temperature Isoelectronic Detectors: Status and Prospects

Author(s): G. A. Armantrout ; H. H. Chau ; J. H. Yee
Sponsor(s): IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 February 1975
Volume: 22
Page(s): 65 - 67
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9499
ISSN (Online): 1558-1578
DOI: 10.1109/TNS.1975.4327616



Potential use of high-Z semiconductor detectors operating in the charge collection mode as γ-ray spectrometers at ambient temperatures appears to be limited by charge collection problems. Improvements in present scintillators through improved linearity and higher fluorescent efficiency appear possible. T. C. Madden, et al., 1 suggested the use of isoelectronic scintillators as an improved scintillator material. We have studied the possibility of using one of these, Te doped CdS, as a γ-ray spectrometer.