ABSTRACT

SAVER Summary: High-Sensitivity Detectors [January 2013]   [open pdf - 738KB]

"High-sensitivity detectors are portable devices that use high-resolution gamma spectroscopy to identify radionuclides. These detectors use high-purity germanium, which provides a more resolved spectra than devices that use other materials, such as sodium iodide. As a result of the better-resolved spectra, radionuclides that may have been challenging to recognize with a sodium iodide-based detector could be identified with the high-purity germanium device."

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