Optimization study of the electrode design of a 5 mm thick orthogonal-strip CdZnTe detector system

Altıngün, Ali Mürteza and Kalemci, Emrah (2022) Optimization study of the electrode design of a 5 mm thick orthogonal-strip CdZnTe detector system. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 1027 . ISSN 0168-9002

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The geometry of electrodes is one of the most important factors in determining the performance of orthogonal-strip detectors. The aim of this work is to study the performance of a 5 mm thick cross-strip CdZnTe detector with different electrode widths. Our study consists of two main parts, simulations and experiments. We utilized four different anode sizes ranging from 0.1 mm to 0.6 mm. The anodes were interspersed with steering electrodes with varying sizes from 0.3 mm to 0.85 mm. The maximum gap size between the anodes and steering electrode strips was set to 0.3 mm, while the minimum gap size was 0.125 mm. The performance of the detector was investigated in terms of the steering electrode bias voltage, the energy resolution, and the charge sharing effect. For simulations, we developed a C++ based simulation program for charge transport inside the CdZnTe detector and charge collection at the electrodes. For photon interactions we used GEANT4 toolkit and for electric field and weighting potential simulations we used COMSOL software. The results demonstrated that -50 V is the optimal steering electrode bias for our detector when -500 V was applied to the cathodes and that the energy resolution performance drops with increasing steering electrode width. Also, the charge sharing effect becomes more dominant for larger steering electrode sizes. The experimental result are further compared with the simulations. The results are in a good agreement and the comparison validates our simulation model. Although, our simulation framework has need of better estimation for the intrinsic noise of CdZnTe. These results suggest that an optimization study between electrode widths and steering electrode bias is required to obtain the best performance in orthogonal-strip CdZnTe detectors.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CdZnTe X-ray detector; Charge sharing; GEANT4; Orthogonal-strip electrode; Simulation; Steering electrode
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Emrah Kalemci
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 22:18
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 22:18
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/43962

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