Modeling the growth of CZT by the EDG process

Jeffrey J Derby, David Gasperino, Lisa Lun, Andrew Yeckel

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The overall goal of this research is to develop and apply computational modeling to better understand the processes used to grow bulk crystals employed in radiation detectors. Specifically, the work discussed here aims at understanding the growth of cadmium zinc telluride (CZT), a material of long interest to the detector community. We consider the growth of CZT via gradient freeze processes in electrodynamic multizone furnaces and show how crucible mounting and design are predicted to affect conditions for crystal growth. Analysis of these systems will be essential for for significant materials improvement, i.e., growing larger crystals with superior quality and at a lower cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics X
StatePublished - Dec 17 2008
EventHard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2008Aug 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherHard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • CZT
  • Crucible design
  • Crystal growth
  • Furnace design
  • Heat transfer
  • Melt convection
  • Numerical modeling
  • Thermal fields


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