5 September 2014 Improving neutron detection in semiconducting 6LiInSe2
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Chalcopyrite crystals of 6LiInSe2 have recently been shown to respond to gamma and thermal neutron radiation. Thus far, large crystals have been prepared although the charge collection efficiency has not been sufficient for high energy resolution. In an effort to improve energy resolution needed for gamma spectroscopy as well as pulse shape discrimination for mixed gamma neutron fluxes, the precipitate concentration within the 6LiInSe2 crystal have been studied. The precipitate volume greatly affects the energy resolution in the pulse height spectrum. Further, the charge mobility varies greatly with holes being preferentially trapped by these precipitates or some other defect site within the crystal.
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Ashley C. Stowe, Ashley C. Stowe, Brenden Wiggins, Brenden Wiggins, Pijush Bhattacharya, Pijush Bhattacharya, Eugene Tupitsyn, Eugene Tupitsyn, Mike Groza, Mike Groza, Liviu Matei, Liviu Matei, Keivan Stassun, Keivan Stassun, Elan Herrera, Elan Herrera, Eric Lukosi, Eric Lukosi, Arnold Burger, Arnold Burger, "Improving neutron detection in semiconducting 6LiInSe2", Proc. SPIE 9213, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVI, 92130B (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062139; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062139

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