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1. US20200003913 - MERCURY CHALCOIODIDES FOR ROOM TEMPERATURE RADIATION DETECTION

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United States of America
Application Number 16486088
Application Date 15.02.2018
Publication Number 20200003913
Publication Date 02.01.2020
Publication Kind A1
IPC
G01T 1/24
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
TMEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
1Measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation, or cosmic radiation
16Measuring radiation intensity
24with semiconductor detectors
H01L 31/08
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
08in which radiation controls flow of current through the device, e.g. photoresistors
H01L 31/032
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
0248characterised by their semiconductor bodies
0256characterised by the material
0264Inorganic materials
032including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only compounds not provided for in groups H01L31/0272-H01L31/0312154
H01L 31/18
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
18Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of these devices or of parts thereof
CPC
H01L 31/18
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
18Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of these devices or of parts thereof
G01T 1/24
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
TMEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
1Measuring X-radiation, gamma radiation, corpuscular radiation, or cosmic radiation
16Measuring radiation intensity
24with semiconductor detectors
H01L 31/032
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
0248characterised by their semiconductor bodies
0256characterised by the material
0264Inorganic materials
032including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only compounds not provided for in groups H01L31/0272 - H01L31/0312
H01L 31/085
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
08in which radiation controls flow of current through the device, e.g. photoresistors
085the device being sensitive to very short wavelength, e.g. X-ray, Gamma-rays
Applicants Northwestern University
Inventors Mercouri G. Kanatzidis
Yihui He
Title
(EN) MERCURY CHALCOIODIDES FOR ROOM TEMPERATURE RADIATION DETECTION
Abstract
(EN)

Methods and devices for detecting incident radiation, such as incident X-rays or gamma-rays, are provided. The methods and devices use single-crystalline mercury chalcoiodide compounds having the formula Hg3Q2I2, where Q represents a chalcogen atom or a combination of chalcogen atoms, as photoelectric materials. Also provided are methods for growing single-crystals of the mercury chalcoiodide compounds using external organic chemical transport agents.


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