Study of structural defects in CdZnTe crystals by high resolution electron microscopy

A. Hossain, A. E. Bolotnikov, G. S. Camarda, Y. Cui, R. Gul, K. H. Kim, K. Kisslinger, D. Su, G. Yang, L. H. Zhang, R. B. James

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We investigated defects in CdZnTe crystals produced from various conditions and their impact on fabricated devices. In this study, we employed transmission and scanning transmission electron microscope (TEM and STEM), because defects at the nano-scale are not observed readily under an optical or infrared microscope, or by most other techniques. Our approach revealed several types of defects in the crystals, such as low-angle boundaries, dislocations and precipitates, which likely are major causes in degrading the electrical properties of CdZnTe devices, and eventually limiting their performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Radiation Detection Materials - 2011
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Apr 252011 Apr 29

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Conference2011 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nonproliferation Research and Development, NA-22. The manuscript has been authored by Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH1-886 with the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States Government retains, and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges, a world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript, or allow others to do so, for the United States Government purposes.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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