Worldwide, digital imaging for nuclear medicine and industrial NDT testing is under development. For Europe is of great importance to have access to both the semi- conductor materials, sensors and I.C. electronics which constitute the key parts of this new technology. This project has in mind over the 36 months workprogramme to fulfill these needs: large area (50.0mm indiam.) Cadmium Telluride and Cadmium Zinc Tel- lurdie SINGLE CRYSTALS, new very thick INTEGRATED PIXEL DETECTORS, made from these semi-insulating crystals (new interpretation ramo theorem + single charge collection) I.C. multichannel low noise chip; hybrid modular assembly, with all connectors. Application in a nuclear medicine demonstrator, to demonstrate the image quality improvements due to pixel effect and strong dose reduction to the patient.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
GU2 7XH Guildford