This poster details the outcome of the NuSec Netwowrk Summer 2016 Pilot Project which investigated the use of Thallium Bromide as a room temperature semiconductor detector. With the help of NuSec funding a functional gamma ray detector was developed, utilising a Thallium Bromide crystal, that ultimately gave spectroscopic performance comparable to current market detectors. Applications
of these types of sensors are diverse, ranging from use in medical, industrial and security imaging; nuclear safety and characterisation of materials; astrophysics; and fundamental nuclear physics research. This proof of concept has also paved the way for a PhD project to investigate the properties of these crystals further.