DEVELOPMENT OF FERROELECTRIC NUCLEAR RADIATION DETECTORS.
Rept. no. 1, Jun 66-Oct 67,
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS
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Nuclear radiation detectors utilizing the pyroelectric effect of a ferroelectric material, specifically, lead zirconate titanate PZT, have been developed. The detectors are rate measuring devices with a sensitivity of 0.6 pCcm sq -Rad PZT. The analyses of the the theory, design, and experiments, as presented, demonstrate that the ferroelectric radiation detector system can be fabricated to measure gamma and X-ray energy spectra for a single radiation pulse and that this detector system can evaluate the time-dependence of these spectra. Further, it has been demonstrated that these detection systems are small in size, require a minimum of support equipment such as bias voltage power supplies, and provide instantaneous readout of the data. Experiments have demonstrated the reproducibility of data and linear response to dose rates greater than 10 to the 12th power radsec. Author
- Nuclear Instrumentation