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Methodology for packaging reliable scintillation detectors
Author(s): Frank Wilkinson
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Paper Abstract

As new scintillation materials are developed, great care is taken so that the scintillation properties of the material are optimized. Of equal importance, however, is ensuring that the new detector material is capable of reliable performance over an extended time period under a variety of environmental conditions. Careful consideration of the scintillation properties, mechanical properties, and the intended use of the final detector assembly is essential to the successful design and fabrication of reliable packaging. This paper discusses the important scintillation characteristics and properties that influence detector design. Also presented are the important design features that should be implemented when fabricating reliable inorganic scintillation detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2007
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 6707, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VIII, 670702 (22 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740809
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Frank Wilkinson, Alpha Spectra, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6707:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications VIII
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig, Editor(s)

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