Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques Employed for New Gamma-ray Detector

Post-baccalaureate researcher Isabella Brewer is a member of the team creating a next-generation gamma-ray detector called AstroPix. (Credits: NASA/Theresa Johnson)

By Theresa Johnson and Lori Keesey
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

GREENBELT, Md. (NASA PR) — NASA astrophysicists and engineers are adapting detectors used by earthbound supercolliders and creating them the same way electronics companies produce all modern consumer devices, including cell phones and laptops.