project . 2019 - 2024 . On going

WIREDETECT

High resolution X-ray detectors based on nanowire arrays
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 801847 Call for proposal: ERC-2018-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,498,970 EURFunder Contribution: 1,498,970 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Feb 2019
    End Date
    31 Jul 2024
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
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    Research Data: No
Description
In this project I will develop ultra-high resolution X-ray detectors based on semiconductor nanowires, whose spatial resolution will be radically better than the current state of the art. In X-ray detectors the primary X-ray absorption induces a cascade of secondary electrons and photons which are measured at the front or back of the detector, but during the long transport to the point of detection these can spread orthogonally to the optical axis. This limits the resolution in present bulk detectors. My novel concept is to create a nanostructured detector based on an array of semiconductor nanowires, which will confine and physically prevent spreading of the se...
Description
In this project I will develop ultra-high resolution X-ray detectors based on semiconductor nanowires, whose spatial resolution will be radically better than the current state of the art. In X-ray detectors the primary X-ray absorption induces a cascade of secondary electrons and photons which are measured at the front or back of the detector, but during the long transport to the point of detection these can spread orthogonally to the optical axis. This limits the resolution in present bulk detectors. My novel concept is to create a nanostructured detector based on an array of semiconductor nanowires, which will confine and physically prevent spreading of the se...
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