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Reference Number EP/P021271/1
Title Photon counting X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy with Al0.52In0.48P detectors
Status Completed
Energy Categories NUCLEAR FISSION and FUSION(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 15%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor AM Barnett
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 August 2017
End Date 31 July 2019
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £100,809
Industrial Sectors Electronics
Region South East
Programme NC : ICT
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor AM Barnett , Sch of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Teledyne e2v (UK) Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Micron Semiconductor Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The development of photon counting spectroscopic wide bandgap X-ray and gamma-ray detectors is important for a number of research disciplines and to UK economic success, both in the short and longer terms. Wide bandgap X-ray and gamma-ray detectors, made from materials such as Al0.52In0.48P, enable the deployment of such spectrometers in environments that would be too hot for conventional semiconductor detectors without cooling.This project will lay the foundations for Al0.52In0.42P to become a practical material for next generation high temperature (> 20 degrees C) X-ray and gamma-ray detectors, as well as making broader important contributions to detector physics and III-V materials research.X-ray spectrometers are of national importance economically, scientifically, and socially, since they are needed for a wide variety of applications spanning industrial, scientific, health, and security uses. Gamma-ray spectrometers are needed for multiple applications in nuclear science and engineering, including isotopic analysis, measurement of fission products, and nuclear material detection and interdiction
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Added to Database 04/02/19