We report progress in the study of CZT strip detectors featuring orthogonal coplanar anode contacts. The work includes laboratory and simulation studies aimed at optimizing and developing compact, efficient, high performance detector modules for 0.05 to 1 MeV gamma radiation measurements. The novel coplanar anode strip configuration retains many of the performance advantages of pixel detectors yet requires far fewer electronic channels to perform both 3-d imaging and spectroscopy. We report on studies aimed at determining an optimum configuration of the analog signal processing electronics to employ with these detectors. We report measurements of energy and spatial resolution in three dimensions for prototype 5 and 10 mm thick CZT detectors using a set of shaping and summing amplifiers.
Space Science Center, Physics
Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2002 IEEE
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Macri, J.R.; Donmez, B.; Hamel, L.-A.; Julien, M.; McClish, M.; McConnell, M.L.; Miller, R.S.; Ryan, J.M.; Widholm, M., "Readout and performance of thick CZT strip detectors with orthogonal coplanar anodes," Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2002 IEEE , vol.1, no., pp.468,472 vol.1, 10-16 Nov. 2002