Fabrication and Time Degradation Study of Mercuric Iodide (Red) Single Crystal X-Ray Detector

Author(s) Kulvinder Singh, Manoj Saxena
Department of Physics and Electronics, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110 015, India
Е-mail kulvinder.physics@gmail.com
Issue Volume 3, Year 2011, Number 1, Part 4
Dates Received 04 February 2011, published online 17 October 2011
Citation Kulvinder Singh, Manoj Saxena, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 3 No1, 802 (2011)
PACS Number(s) 81.10. – h, 07.85.Fv
Key words Wide band semiconductor, Mercuric iodide, Photo-conduction, X-ray sensor, Degradation and stability.
Mercuric iodide is well known semiconductor solid state X-ray detector. Stability of Mercuric Iodide detector is one of the major problems to its practical applications. In the present work, single crystal of mercuric iodide was grown from a well purified material and detector is fabricated on a fused quartz base with platinum electrodes. Degradation of detector is studied and analyzed.