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 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

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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