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MAP-ESA project - Crystallization of CdTe and related compounds  

Duration: January 2012, December 2014

  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, PI
  • CNRS Grenoble SIMAP-EPM laboratory
  • CNR Parma Instituto Materiali Speciali per Elettronica e Magnetismo IMEM
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Departamento de Fisica de Materiales UAM
  • University of Victoria, BC Crystal Growth Laboratory
  • Institut d´Optique Théorique et Applique (LCFIO/CNRS), Orsay Laboratoire Charles Fabry
  • MARS Center Napoli
  • Technological Educational Institute of Chalkis


Fund sources: European Space Agency, ESA
Participation of industrial partners:

  • Eurorad, strasbourg, ER
  • X ray Imaging Europe GmbH, XIE
  • ALTA Laboratories S.A.R.L, ALTA
  • 5N Plus, Canada
  • AIM Infrarot-Module Heilbronn, AIM

Aim of the project :Preparation, implementation and exploitation of experiments on CdTe sponsored by DLR to be performed in cooperation Russian scientist with the Polyzon furnace on the M4  MISSION PLANNED in Spring 2013. These new experiments will employ the Travelling Heater Method. The resulting samples will be prepared and fully analysed in a coordinated manner with the contribution of the complementary competences of all teams members, including the preparation of detectors for testing at integrated system level.
Work plan of the project

  • Preparation: preparation and analysis of feed material and ampoule production
  • THM microgravity experiments: Theory of TSM growth in space and the experiment in FOTON M4
  • THM ground experiment: THM growth on earth and modification of laboratory set-up
  • Characterization: detailed analysis of THM grown crystal by chemical, optical, and electrical methods
Detector applications: production of detector samples and application driven measurements




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