Dimensional reduction: A design tool for new radiation detection materials

John Androulakis, Sebastian C. Peter, Hao Li, Christos D. Malliakas, John A. Peters, Zhifu Liu, Bruce W. Wessels, Jung Hwan Song, Hosub Jin, Arthur J. Freeman, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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Semiconductor materials for efficient hard radiation detection are identified by combining a powerful chemical concept called dimensional reduction and precise theoretical electronic structure calculations. After more than 50 years of research and development in the field, this constitutes a significant step forward in the search for new detector materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4163-4167
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number36
StatePublished - Sep 22 2011


  • radiation detection
  • semiconductors
  • stimuli-responsive materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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