February 15, 2024
Book Chapter

Materials for Gamma Radiation Sensors


Sensors used for spectroscopic measurements of gamma radiation are most often scintillator or semiconductor materials. An overview is provided in this chapter on the materials and development techniques used in producing spectroscopic gamma radiation sensors. Challenges that prevent a perfect sensor are discussed along with the reasons why some sensor materials are ubiquitous despite their performance limitations. The types of sensors commonly used as detectors are discussed along with their key physical properties and electronic characteristics. Materials commonly utilized in radiation detectors are then reviewed to highlight how sensor materials have advanced since the earliest gamma detectors were developed

Published: February 15, 2024


Johns P.M. 2023. Materials for Gamma Radiation Sensors. In Gamma Ray Spectroscopy, edited by J. Du, and K. Iniewski. 181–207. Chama:Springer. PNNL-SA-181458. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-76461-6_1

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