Electrical properties and X-ray spectrum of semi-insulating CdZnTe:Pb crystals

J. H. Won, K. H. Kim, S. H. Cho, J. H. Suh, J. K. Hong, S. U. Kim

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High purity Pb-doped CdZnTe single crystals were grown by using the vertical Bridgman method. Their electrical properties and X-ray spectrum were investigated. The doping concentration of Pb was about 1 × 1019 cm- 3. The resistivity of Pb-doped CdZnTe single crystal was 2 × 109 Ω cm. The temperature dependence of the resistivity of these crystals was examined between the region of 200 and 300 K. The plot of log (ρ) versus 1000 / T was represented by a straight line with a slope of 380 meV. From the PL spectrum, we have confirmed that type conversion from p to n-type conductivity originated from the compensation process of Cd vacancies, which are the most abundant acceptors in CdZnTe. Also, the effects of Pb-doping on the mobility and X-ray spectra were studied by time-of-flight (TOF) and 241Am spectrum measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 21


  • CdZnTe:Pb
  • X-ray detector
  • X-ray spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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