We report on the R&D activities on the development of room temperature semiconductor detectors (CZT detectors) for high energy space instrumentation. Ourgroups have been involved in the development of new hard X and soft gamma ray telescopes (e.g. Laue lens telescopes) and focal plane detectors. We present the characteristics and the performance of various CZT detector prototypes coupled with custom read-outelectronics. The main target of this R&D activity is an end to end system for domestic growth CZT crystals, new sensor configurations and related read outarchitecture to provide an effective 3D focal plane ableto perform contemporaneously imaging (spatialresolution mm or better), timing (few tens of μs),spectroscopy (2% @100keV) and polarimetry over awide energy band (5-500 keV). On going activities onstratospheric balloon missions with CdTe and CZTdetectors are also presented and discussed.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2009|