Apr 15 – 16, 2019
University of Surrey
Europe/London timezone

Thallium Bromide Radiation Sensors

Apr 15, 2019, 5:30 PM
University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Guildford, UK


Josiah O'Brien


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.

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