A comparison of long-term stabilities f TlBr detectors with Au and Tl electrodes was performed in this study, in order to reveal polarization phenomena in TlBr detectors. Au/TlBr/Au detectors exhibited polarization phenomena at room temperature, observed as degradation of spectral performance and reduction of leakage current with elapsed time. Applying reverse bias voltage to the detectors recovered the detector performance temporarily. No polarization phenomena were observed in Tl/TlBr/Tl detectors at room temperature. The detector exhibited stable spectral performance for 24 hours.
- Gamma-ray detectors
- Semiconductor detectors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering