Ultra-nano Crystalline Diamond Contacts for Diamond Electronic Devices

X-ray monitor to measure flux, position, and timing of both monochromatic and white x-ray beams using diamond contacts Background: Conventional x-ray monitors are formed from semi-conductor materials such as silicon and germanium. Such devices generally include a p-n junction formed in the semiconductor material. When x-ray beams are injected into the p-n junction, electron-hole pairs are generated which produce a current. However, such semi-conductor devices have a smaller response speed due to small saturated velocity of carriers because of the electric properties of silicon and germanium. In contrast, diamond is particularly attractive for fabricating x-ray monitors to measure flux, position, and timing of mono-chromanic and white x-ray beams. Technology Overview: Dr. Erik Muller, Research Assistant and Professor at Stony Brook University created several monitors and calibrated them over a wide range of incident flux and photon energies. These monitors would be improve by a conducting layer that was similarly resiliant, had good adhesion and chemical resistance, and most importantly had an x-ray absorption cross section similar to that of the sensor. Advantages: Less than 1% of x-rays absorbed by contacts No dead layer Applications: Electrical contacts on x-ray monitors Intellectual Property Summary: Stage of Development: Licensing Potential: Licensing Status: Additional Information: Diamond, X-ray, Detector, Nano diamond, High flux, Sychrotron https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/electronics-and-electronic-components1.jpg , https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/material-and-composition1.jpg
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