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EPSRC Reference: EP/P021271/1
Title: Photon counting X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy with Al0.52In0.48P detectors
Principal Investigator: Barnett, Dr AM
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Project Partners:
Micron Semiconductor Ltd Teledyne e2v (UK) Ltd
Department: Sch of Engineering and Informatics
Organisation: University of Sussex
Scheme: First Grant - Revised 2009
Starts: 01 August 2017 Ends: 31 July 2018 Value (£): 100,809
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
02 Mar 2017 EPSRC ICT Prioritisation Panel March 2017 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
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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