Test of CZT Detectors with Different Pixel Pitches and Thicknesses

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Li, Qiang
Garson, Alfred III
Jung, Ira
Groza, Michael
Dowkontt, Paul
Bose, Richard
Simburger, Garry
Burger, Arnold
Krawczynski, Henric
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The Modified Horizontal Bridgman (MHB) process produces Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) crystals with high yield and excellent homogeneity. Various groups,including our own, previously reported on the test of 2x2x0.5 cm3 MHB CZT detectors grown by the company Orbotech and read out with 8x8 pixels. In this contribution, we describe the optimization of the photolithographic process used for contacting the CZT detector with pixel contacts. The optimized process gives a high yield of good pixels down to pixel diameters/pitches of 50 microns. Furthermore, we discuss the performance of 0.5 cm and 0.75 cm thick detectors contacted with 64 and 225 pixel read out with the RENA-3 ASICs from the company NOVA R&D.
Comment: 5 pages, 14 figures,Proceedings of NSS/MIC 2007 conference, October 2007, Hawaii
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