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2013 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 1-5, 2013 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Mark L. Brongersma, Vladimir Matias, Rachel Segalman, Lonnie D. Shea, Heiji Watanabe

Symposium WW : Nuclear Radiation Detection Materials

2013-04-02   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Arnold Burger, Fisk University
Michael Fiederle, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
Larry Franks, Special Technologies Laboratory
Dale L. Perry, University of California
WW3: Materials II
Session Chairs
Frank Ruddy
Tuesday PM, April 02, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

2:30 AM - *WW3.01
Organic Semiconducting Single Crystals as Next Generation of Low Cost, Room Temperature Electrical X-Ray Detectors

Beatrice Fraboni 1

1University of Bologna Bologna Italy

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3:00 AM - WW3.02
Antimony Chalcohalide Semiconductors as New Candidates for Radiation Detection at Room Temperature

Arief C Wibowo 1 Christos D Malliakas 1 2 Constantinos C Stoumpos 1 Zhifu Liu 3 John A Peters 3 Maria Sebastian 3 Hosub Jin 4 Duck-Young Chung 1 Arthur J Freeman 4 Bruce W Wessels 3 Mercouri G Kanatzidis 1 2

1Argonne National Laboratory Argonne USA2Northwestern University Evanston USA3Northwestern University Evanston USA4Northwestern University Evanston USA

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3:15 AM - WW3.03
Polycrystalline Zinc Oxide as a Material for Radiation Detectors

John Winter Murphy 1 Kevin LaRosa 1 George Kunnen 2 Kurtis Cantley 1 Israel Mejia 1 David Allee 2 Bruce Gnade 1 Manuel Quevedo-Lopez 1

1University of Texas at Dallas Richardson USA2Arizona State University Phoenix USA

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3:30 AM - WW3.04
New Cs Compound Semicondcutors for X-Ray and gamma;-Ray Detection

Hao Li 1 Christos D. Malliakas 1 Zhifu Liu 2 John A. Peter 2 Maria Sebastian 2 Hosub Jin 4 Jino Im 4 Bruce W. Wessels 2 3 Arthur J. Freeman 4 Mercouri G. Kanatzidis 1

1Northwestern University Evanston USA2Northwestern University Evanston USA3Northwestern University Evanston USA4Northwestern University Evanston USA

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3:45 AM - WW3
Break

4:15 AM - *WW3.05
Kinetic Order and Rate Constants of Quenching in Scintillators and Semiconductors Measured by Z-scan Luminescence Yield

Richard T. Williams 1 Joel Q. Grim 1 Qi Li 1 K. B. Ucer 1 A. Burger 2 P. Bhattacharya 2 E. Tupitsyn 2 E. Rowe 2 V. M. Buliga 2 G. A. Bizarri 3

1Wake Forest University Winston-Salem USA2Fisk University Nashville USA3Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley USA

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4:45 AM - WW3.06
Hydrothermal Synthesis and Characterization of ThO2, UxTh1-xO2, and UOx

Jacob Castilow 1 Colin D. McMillen 3 James M Mann 2 Joseph Kolis 3 James Petrosky 1 Timothy W Zens 1 David Turner 1

1Air Force Institute of Technology Wright Patterson AFB USA2Air Force Research Laboratory Wright Patterson AFB USA3Clemson University Clemson USA

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5:00 AM - WW3.07
Simulation and Structural Analysis of Gamma Radiation Induced Ag Diffusion in Ge-Se Thin Films and Devices

Mahesh Satyanarayana Ailavajhala 1 Ping Chen 1 Dmitri Tenne 2 Hugh Barnaby 4 Yago Gonzalez Velo 4 Maria Mitkova 1 3 Darryl P. Butt 3

1Boise State University Boise USA2Boise State University Boise USA3Boise State University Boise USA4Arizona State University Tempe USA

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5:15 AM - WW3.08
Ab-initio Description of the Electronic Stopping Power within Ehrenfest Molecular Dynamics

Andre Schleife 1 Yosuke Kanai 1 2 Alfredo A. Correa 1

1Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA2The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill USA

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WW4: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Michael Fiederle
Tuesday PM, April 02, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 7-8-9

9:00 AM - WW4.01
Calibration of Cylindrical Lanthanum Bromide Scintillation Detectors

Mahmoud Ibrahim Abbas 1

1Beirut Arab University Beirut Lebanon

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9:00 AM - WW4.03
Coplanar Cd0.9Zn0.1Te Detectors for High Energy Gamma Ray Detection

Sandeep K Chaudhuri 1 Ramesh M Krishna 1 Kelvin J Zavalla 1 Liviu Matei 2 Vladimir Buliga 2 Michael Groza 2 Arnold Burger 2 Krishna C Mandal 1

1University of South Carolina Columbia USA2Fisk University Nashville USA

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9:00 AM - WW4.04
Preparation and Characterization of Amorphous Selenium Stabilized Alloys for Nuclear Radiation Detector Applications

Sandeep K Chaudhuri 1 Abhinav Mehta 1 Yunglong Cui 2 Michael Groza 2 Arnold Burger 2 Krishna C Mandal 1

1University of South Carolina Columbia USA2Fisk University Nashville USA

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9:00 AM - WW4.05
Charge Transport in PECVD-grown Amorphous Hydrogenated Boron Carbide

Mohammed Belhadj Larbi 1 Michelle M Paquette 1 Bradley J Nordell 1 Christopher L Keck 1 Anthony N Caruso 1

1University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City USA

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9:00 AM - WW4.06
A New Flexible Film for High Dose Gamma Dosimetry Based on Luminescent and Biodegradable Polymer Blend

Thiago Schimitberger 1 Franceline Aparecida Lopes 2 Marcella Rocha Franco 2 Adson Evagelista Goncalves dos Santos 2 Priscila Schroeder Curti 2 Rodrigo Fernando Bianchi 2 Luiz Oliveira de Faria 1

1Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte Brazil2Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto Ouro Preto Brazil

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9:00 AM - WW4.08
Valence Band Offset and Schottky Barrier at Amorphous Boron Compound Interfaces with Silicon and Copper

Sean King 1 Marc French 1 Benjamin French 1 Milt Jaehnig 1 Markus Kuhn 1

1Intel Corporation Hillsboro USA

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9:00 AM - WW4.09
Flux Growth and Characteristics of Cubic Boron Phosphide

Ugochukwu Nwagwu 1 Balabalaji Padavala 1 James Edgar 1

1Kansas State University Manhattan USA

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WW1: Materials I
Session Chairs
Beatrice Fraboni
Tuesday AM, April 02, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

9:30 AM - *WW1.01
Silicon Carbide Radiation Detectors: Progress, Limitations and Future Directions

Frank H. Ruddy 1

1Ruddy Consulting Mount Pleasant USA

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10:00 AM - WW1.02
Fabrication of High-resolution Nuclear Detectors Using 4H-SiC n-type Epitaxial Layers

Sandeep K Chaudhuri 1 Kelvin J Zavalla 1 Krishna C Mandal 1

1University of South Carolina Columbia USA

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10:15 AM - WW1.03
Multiscale Modeling Assisted Design of 4H-SiC Alpha Particle Detectors

Ashutosh Kumar 1 Timothy R Garcia 2 Benjamin Reinke 2 Thomas E Blue 2 Woflgang Windl 1

1The Ohio State University Columbus USA2The Ohio State University Columbus USA

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10:30 AM - WW1.04
Impact of an Optimum Silicon Nitride Passivation Thickness Range on Electron Irradiated AlGaN/GaN

Helen Cassandra Jackson 1 2 James Petrosky 2 Gary Farlow 3 Robert Hengehold 2

1Air Force Research Lab Wright Patterson Air Force Base USA2Air Force Institute of Technology Wright Patterson AFB USA3Wright State University Dayton USA

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10:45 AM - WW1.05
Crystal Growth and Characterization of Mercury Chalcohalide Semiconductors for Radiation Detection Applications

Christos D Malliakas 1 2 Arief C Wibowo 2 Constantinos C Stoumpos 2 Zhifu Liu 3 John A. Peters 3 Maria Sebastian 3 Hosub Jin 4 Duck-Young Chung 2 Arthur J. Freeman 4 Bruce W. Wessels 3 Mercouri G. Kanatzidis 1 2

1Northwestern University Evanston USA2Argonne National Laboratory Argonne USA3Northwestern University Evanston USA4Northwestern University Evanston USA

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11:00 AM - WW1
Break

WW2: Scintillators I
Session Chairs
Arnold Burger
Tuesday AM, April 02, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

11:30 AM - *WW2.01
New Scintillators for Gamma Spectroscopy and Non-intrusive Inspection

Nerine Cherepy 1 Stephen Payne 1 Zachary Seeley 1 Robert Sanner 1 Thomas Tillotson 1 Patrick Beck 1 Owen Drury 1 Sean O'Neal 1 Scott Fisher 1 Peter Thelin 1 Steve Hunter 1 Larry Ahle 1 Roger Perry 1 Daniel Schneberk 1 Kanai Shah 2 Rastgo Hawrami 2 Arnold Burger 3 Lynn Boatner 4 Mike Momayezi 5 Todd Stefanik 6 Joel Kindem 7

1Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab Livermore USA2Radiation Monitoring Devices Watertown USA3Fisk University Nashville USA4Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA5Bridgeport Instruments Austin USA6Nanocerox Ann Arbor USA7Digirad Poway USA

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12:00 PM - WW2.02
Using Ultrafast Transient Cathodoluminescence to Probe the Gamma-ray Transduction Process in Quantum-dot Scintillators

Jeffrey M. Pietryga 1 Lazaro A. Padillha 1 Wan Ki Bae 1 Victor I. Klimov 1 Richard D. Schaller 2 3

1Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos USA2Argonne National Laboratory Argonne USA3Northwestern University Evanston USA

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12:15 PM - WW2.03
Gadolinium Garnet Ceramic Scintillators for Gamma Spectroscopy

Zachary Mark Seeley 1 Nerine J Cherepy 1 Stephen A Payne 1

1Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab Livermore USA

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12:30 PM - WW2.04
Gd2O3 Nanocomposites for Gamma Ray Spectroscopy

Qi Chen 1 Qibing Pei 1 Nerine Cherepy 2

1UCLA Los Angeles USA2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA

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12:45 PM - WW2.05
Nonproportional Light Yield Physics in Scintillators

Stephen A Payne 1 Nerine J Cherepy 1 Steven Hunter 1 Larry Ahle 1 William W Moses 2 Gregory A Bizarri 2

1Lawrence Livermore Lab Livermore USA2Lawrence Berkeley Lab Berkeley USA

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2013-04-03   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Arnold Burger, Fisk University
Michael Fiederle, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
Larry Franks, Special Technologies Laboratory
Dale L. Perry, University of California
WW7: CdTe-based Materials
Session Chairs
Ralph James
Wednesday PM, April 03, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

2:30 AM - *WW7.01
IR Absorption Spectroscopy of Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Sulfur in CdTe and CdSe

Edward Lavrov 1

1Technical University of Dresden Dresden Germany

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3:00 AM - WW7.02
Understanding ``Edge Effectsrdquo; for Improving the CdZnTe Detector-fabrication Process

Giuseppe Camarda 1 Aleksey Bolotnikov 1 Yonggang Cui 1 Anwar Hossain 1 KiHyun Kim 1 Utpal Roy 1 Ge Yang 1 Ralph James 1

1BNL Upton USA

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3:15 AM - WW7.03
Characterization of Detector-grade CdTe0.9Se0.1 Crystals

Utpal Roy 1 Aleksey Bolotnikov 1 Giuseppe Camarda 1 Yonggang Cui 1 Alex Fauler 2 Michael Fiederle 2 Gilbert Hennard 3 Anwar Hossain 1 KiHyun Kim 1 Paul Siffert 3 Malgorzata Sowinska 3 Ralph James 1

1BNL Upton USA2Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum FMF Freiburg Germany3Eurorad S.A. Eckbolsheim France

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3:30 AM - WW7.04
Etch Pits in CdZnTe and Other CdTe-based Crystals

Anwar Hossain 1 Aleksey E Bolotnikov 1 Giuseppe S Camarda 1 Yonggang Cui 1 Genda Gu 1 KiHyun Kim 2 Ge Yang 1 Vladimir Yakomovich 3 Robert Herpst 3 Ralph B James 1

1Brookhaven Natl Lab Upton USA2International Crystal Laboratories Gerfield USA3Korea University Seoul Republic of Korea

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3:45 AM - WW7.05
Correlation of Photoluminescence Measurements with the Spatial Distribution of Dislocations in CdZnTe Crystals

Ge Yang 1 Aleksey E Bolotnikov 1 Vladimir Babentsov 2 Chad S Korach 3 Yonggang Cui 1 Giuseppe S Camarda 1 Anwar Hossain 1 Roy Utpal 1 Ralph B James 1

1Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton USA2Institute of Semiconductor Physics Kiev Ukraine3State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook USA

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4:00 AM - WW7
Break

WW8: Semiconductor Materials
Session Chairs
Krishna Mandal
Wednesday PM, April 03, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

4:30 AM - *WW8.01
GaAs Pixel Detectors

D. Mokeev 1 V. Novikov 1 A. Zarubin 1 O. Tolbanov 1 Anton Tyazhev 1 G. Shelkov 2 M. Fiederle 3

1Tomsk State University Tomsk Russian Federation2Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Dubna Russian Federation3University of Freiburg Freiburg Germany

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5:00 AM - WW8.02
Growth and Characterization of Li Ternary Compounds for Solid-state Neutron Detection

Benjamin W. Montag 1 Michael A. Reichenberger 1 Kevin R. Arpin 1 Kyle A. Nelson 1 Philip B. Ugorowski 1 Douglas S. McGregor 1

1Kansas State University Manhattan USA

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5:15 AM - WW8.03
Defect Analysis of Epitaxial Boron Phosphide Thin Film Grown on Several Substrates

Guoliang Li 1 Gerd Duscher 1 3 Julia K.C. Abbott 2 Daniel J. Brasfield 2 Philip D. Rack 1 3 Charles S. Feigerle 2

1The University of Tennessee Knoxville USA2The University of Tennessee Knoxville USA3Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA

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5:30 AM - WW8.04
Contacts to High Resistivity, Compensated Cd1-xZnxTe

Arie Ruzin 1

1Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel

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WW5: Scintillators II
Session Chairs
Nerine Cherepy
Wednesday AM, April 03, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

9:15 AM - WW5.00
SrI2:Eu2+ and Cs2LiYCl6:Ce Novel Large Diameter Crystals

Rastgo Hawrami 1 J. Glodo 1 K. S. Shah 1 N. Cherepy 2 S. Payne 2 A. Burger 3 L. Boatner 4

1Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. Watertown USA2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA3Fisk University Nashville USA4Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA

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9:45 AM - WW5.01
High Resolution X-Ray Imaging with Thin SrI2 - Scintillator Screens

Leonard Alaribe 1 Angelica Cecilia 2 Elias Hamann 2 Patrick Vagovic 2 Tomy dos Santos Rolo 2 Alex Fauler 1 Andreas Zwerger 1 Simon Procz 1 Johannes Feyrer 1 Arnold Burger 3 Ralf Engels 4 Michael Fiederle 1 2

1Freiburger Materialforschungszentrum - FMF Freiburg Germany2Institut famp;#252;r Synchrotronstrahlung und Photonen (ISP)/Karlsruher Institut famp;#252;r Technologie (KIT) Karlsruhe Germany3FISK University Nashville USA4Forschungszentrum Jamp;#252;lich Jamp;#252;lich Germany

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10:00 AM - WW5.02
First-principles Studies of Defects in Europium-doped Barium Halide Scintillators

Slim Chourou 1 Andrew Canning 1 Gregory Bizarri 2

1Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley USA2Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley USA

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10:15 AM - WW5.03
New X-Ray Luminescence Based Spectrometer for Investigation of Scintillation Properties

Farida Selim 1 Chris Varney 1 Amin Khamehchi 1 Ji Jianfeng 1

1Washington State University Pulllman USA

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10:30 AM - WW5.04
Optimizing the Suspension Method for Heavy Metal Halides Nanostructures Synthesis

Ivana Aguiar 1 Maria Eugenia Perez Barthaburu 2 Isabel Galain 1 Maia Mombru 1 Alvaro Olivera 2 Laura Fornaro 2

1Universidad de la Republica Montevideo Uruguay2Universidad de la Republica Rocha Uruguay

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10:45 AM - WW5.05
First-principles Study of Intrinsic Defects in PbI2 for Ultra-fast Scintillation

Gaigong Zhang 1 2 Niels Gramp;#248;nbech-Jensen 1 2 Lin-Wang Wang 2 Stephen E Derenzo 2 Andrew Canning 2 1

1University of California at Davis Davis USA2Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley USA

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11:00 AM - WW5
Break

WW6: Materials III
Session Chairs
Larry Franks
Wednesday AM, April 03, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

11:30 AM - *WW6.01
Effects of Subgrain Boundaries on Performance of CdZnTe Radiation Detector Responses

Aleksey E Bolotnikov 1 G. S. Camarda 1 Y. Cui 1 A. Hossain 1 K. Kim 1 B. Raghothamachar 2 G. Yang 1 R. B. James 1

1Brookhaven National Lab Upton USA2Stony Brook University Stony Brook USA

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12:00 PM - WW6.02
Effects of Metal Impurities from Contacts on TlBr Radiation Detectors

Vincenzo Lordi 1 Cedric Rocha Leamp;#227;o 1 2

1Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA2Universidade Federal do ABC Santo Andre Brazil

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12:15 PM - WW6.03
Effects of Impurity Doping on Ionic Conductivity and Polarization Phenomenon in TlBr

Mao-Hua Du 1

1Materials Science amp; Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA

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12:30 PM - WW6.04
Tl-based Chalcogenides Tl2SnS3 and Tl2GeS3 for X- and gamma;-Radiation Detection

Sandy L. Nguyen 1 Zhifu Liu 2 John A. Peters 2 Jino Im 3 Hosub Jin 3 Maria Sebastian 2 Hao Li 1 Simon Johnsen 1 Arthur J. Freeman 3 Bruce W. Wessels 2 Mercouri G. Kanatzidis 1

1Northwestern University Evanston USA2Northwestern University Evanston USA3Northwestern University Evanston USA

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2013-04-04   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Arnold Burger, Fisk University
Michael Fiederle, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
Larry Franks, Special Technologies Laboratory
Dale L. Perry, University of California
WW9: Neutron Detectors
Session Chairs
Dale L. Perry
Thursday AM, April 04, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

9:30 AM - *WW9.01
Lithium Containing Semiconductor Crystals for Radiation Detection

Ashley C Stowe 1 Pijush Bhattacharya 2 Eugene Tupitsyn 2 Michael Groza 2 Arnold Burger 2

1Y-12 National Security Complex Oak Ridge USA2Fisk University Nashville USA

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10:00 AM - WW9.02
Boron Phosphide Thin Films for Neutron Detection Applications

John Daniel Brasfield 1 2 Julia Katherine Covington Abbott 2 GuoLiang Li 3 Joo Hyon Noh 3 Philip Rack 3 Gerd Duscher 3 Charles Feigerle 2

1Y-12 National Security Complex Oak Ridge USA2University of Tennessee Knoxville USA3University of Tennessee Knoxville USA

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10:15 AM - WW9.03
Investigation of Neutron Semiconductor Detector by Using BGaN

Takayuki Nakano 1 Katsuhiro Atsumi 1 Hidenori Mimura 2 Yoku Inoue 1 Toru Aoki 2

1Shizuoka University Hamamatsu Japan2Shizuoka University Hamamatsu Japan

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10:30 AM - WW9.04
GaN Neutron Detection from Near-surface Defect Formation Measured Optically and Electronically

Evan Katz 1 Chung-Han Lin 1 Jie Qiu 2 L. Raymond Cao 2 Leonard J. Brillson 1 3

1The Ohio State University Columbus USA2The Ohio State University Columbus USA3The Ohio State University Columbus USA

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10:45 AM - WW9
Break

WW10: Scintillators III
Session Chairs
Arnold Burger
Thursday AM, April 04, 2013
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Level, Salons 2-3

11:15 AM - WW10.01
Dynamics of Defect-related Charge Transfer Processes: Optical Transient Positron Spectroscopy

Filip Tuomisto 1 Tanja Kuittinen 1 Esa Korhonen 1

1Aalto University Aalto Finland

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11:30 AM - WW10.02
First-principles Study of Elpasolite and LiCaAlF6 Scintillators

Mao-Hua Du 1 Koushik Biswas 2 David J. Singh 1

1Materials Science amp; Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge USA2Arkansas State University State University USA

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11:45 AM - WW10.03
The Electronic Structure of Hydothermally Grown ThO2 and U:ThO2 Single Crystals

Tony Darrin Kelly 1 Juan Colamp;#243;n Santana 2 John McClory 1 Peter Dowben 2 James Petrosky 1 Sarah A. Francis 1 David Turner 1

1Air Force Institute of Technology Wpafb USA2University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln USA

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