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Monte Carlo Modeling and Design of Photon Energy Attenuation Layers (PALs) for 10-30x Quantum Yield Enhancement in Si-based Hard X-ray Detectors

@article{Lee2020MonteCM,
  title={Monte Carlo Modeling and Design of Photon Energy Attenuation Layers (PALs) for 10-30x Quantum Yield Enhancement in Si-based Hard X-ray Detectors},
  author={Eldred Lee and Michael R. James and Kaitlin M. Anagnost and Zhehui Wang and Eric R. Fossum and Jifeng Liu},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Detectors},
  year={2020}
}
High-energy (>20keV) X-ray photon detection at high quantum yield, high spatial resolution and short response time has long been an important area of study in physics. Scintillation is a prevalent method but limited in various ways. Directly detecting high-energy X-ray photons has been a challenge to this day, mainly due to low photon-to-photoelectron conversion efficiencies. Commercially available state-of-the-art Si direct detection products such as the Si charge-coupled device (CCD) are… 

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