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Material change for X-ray detectors

The X-ray sensitivity of radiology instruments is limited by the materials used in their detectors. A material from the perovskite family of semiconductors could allow lower doses of X-rays to be used for medical imaging. See Letter p.87

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Figure 1: Structure of a direct-conversion flat-panel X-ray detector.


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