Study on the temperature dependent properties of detector-grade CdZnTe crystals

Ya Dong Xu, Yihui He, Tao Wang, Gang Qiang Zha, Li Fu, Wan Qi Jie*

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To evaluate the charge transport behaviors associated with the temperature variation, the pulse height spectra of CdZnTe crystals were obtained under various bias voltages, in the temperature range of 230-300K, using an un-collimated 241Am α particles source with the energy of 5.48MeV. It was demonstrated that the photo-peak positions were non-sensitive to the temperature for high quality CdZnTe crystals. In terms of CdZnTe crystal with de-trapping level defects, the charge drift velocity was significantly delayed due to the re-emission of charge carriers out of the traps. The pulse shapes shown distinct exponential decay component which enhanced as decreasing the temperature. 241Am@59.5keV γ-ray spectroscopy response of CZT detector were compared at room temperature and 280K. In addition, the leakage current of the detector, under the electrical field strength of 1500V/cm, were evaluated as a function of the temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-443+447
JournalGongneng Cailiao/Journal of Functional Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011


  • CdZnTe
  • Charge transport behavior
  • Leakage current
  • Pulse height spectra
  • α particle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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