Implementation of solid-state avalanching

Use of a composite layer of photoconductive material to prevent electrical surges of current in imaging devices.

Chalcogenide glasses belong to a class of materials that exhibit a number of interesting electrical and optical properties. These photon conductive properties have been used in a variety of devices such as photocopiers and medical imaging systems. However, traditional devices create an electric field when imaging. The electric fields are uncontrollable and thus produce discharges that are able to heat up materials, specifically amorphous chalcogenide photoductors to the point of crystallization.

Using a layer of photoconductive material, imaging devices are able to convert incident electromagnetic radiation into electrical charges. This manipulation can be applied across the apparatus. Within the apparatus, the space between the layers of photoconductive materials inhibits any uncontrolled rises in current. This control will prevent any surges in the imaging process, thus producing a higher quality image that is more stable in reading, and able to be used with higher frequency.

- Image Stabilization - Higher Quality - Less Risk - Greater Repetitive Manufacturing Process

- Medical Devices - Imaging - Photocopiers - Electrical Current Prevention

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