Effect of post deposition annealing on thermal evaporated ZnSe:Te towards a scintillator application

Chatterjee, U and Das, A and Ghosh, T and Duttagupta, S P and Gandhi, M N and Singh, S G (2014) Effect of post deposition annealing on thermal evaporated ZnSe:Te towards a scintillator application. Microelectronic Engineering, 126. pp. 84-87. ISSN 0167-9317

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Abstract

ZnSe having a wide but direct bandgap (bulk band gap 2.7 eV) is very efficient for detecting nuclear radiations by using its scintillation property. With a high absolute light output and radiation spectra which match well with Si-photodiode spectral sensitivity, ZnSe scintillators have adequately minimized the gap between “scintillator-photodiode” series for modern radiation detectors. Promising features like long decay time and high values of intrinsic radiation absorption make ZnSe based scintillators a very interesting research filed. Here in this report, we investigate an inexpensive and easy method to realize ZnSe:Te film on a quartz substrate. ZnSe:Te film is deposited using a thermal evaporator using ZnSe and ZnTe powders as raw materials to start with. After the deposition, the samples are exposed to a thermal annealing step for 1 h. The temperatures are kept at 624, 674 and 724 K. We have confirmed presence of a preferred [1 1 1] oriented polycrystalline ZnSe:Te thin films by XRD experiments. Photoluminescence experiment using a He:Cd laser at 324 nm at low temperature (8 K) reports an emission at 2.54 eV due to non-equilibrium carrier plasma.

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Singh, S Ghttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7319-879X
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scintillator; ZnSe:Te; Thermal evaporator
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Physics > Electricity and electronics
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 07:07
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 06:09
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1253
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mee.2014.06.016
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0167-9317/
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