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Publication Citation: Enhancement of Mercuric Iodide for High Energy Radiation Detectors via Diffraction Imaging

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Author(s): B W. Steiner; P L'Hostis; U Laor; L van den Berg;
Title: Enhancement of Mercuric Iodide for High Energy Radiation Detectors via Diffraction Imaging
Published: Date Unknown
Abstract: NASA=S interest in tracing the structural origins of the superior electronic performance of mercuric iodide crystals grown in microgravity has led to an unusually productive series of imaging experiments at Brookhaven. High resolution diffraction imaging on beamline X23A3 has provided keys to understanding the nature of the space crystals. This knowledge, in turn, has enabled growth of terrestrial crystals with progressively enhanced performance.
Citation: NSLS Science Highlights
Keywords: crystal growth,mercuric iodide,microgravity,synchrotron x-ray diffraction,wafers
Research Areas: Ceramics, Characterization