cadmium telluride detector

cadmium telluride detector

[′kad·mē·əm ′tel·yə‚rīd di′tek·tər]
(electronics)
A photoconductive cell capable of operating continuously at ambient temperatures up to 750°F (400°C); used in solar cells and infrared, nuclear-radiation, and gamma-ray detectors.
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The large format focal plane arrays employed in the dual-band imagers are based on Mercury Cadmium Telluride detector material, which can be optimized for specific wavelengths of light.