Radiation Detection Sensors

The mini-Gamma sensor uses a 4x4x8mm Cesium Iodine (Csl) scintillator that uses a radiation-sensitive crystal as the detection component. It works with a PIN diode to convert the radiation to electric outputs. Along with a high sensitive preamplifier, the Csl crystal and PIN diode are encapsulated into a 17x12x7mm metal enclosure. This compact mechanical design enables the sensor to be used in small digital devices such as smart phones, smart watches and other wearable devices used for those who are sensitive to radiation.

This mini-Gamma sensor can be used to detect X-ray and Gamma ray with the energy from 30keV to 3MeV. The output of the sensor is half-gauss shaped pulse signal. The amplitude of output pulse is relevant to the energy of incident radiation particle. Below 1.2MkeV of incident particle energy, the amplitude of output pulse is proportional to the energy of radiation particle. In addition the counting rate of output pulse is proportional to the radiation intensity of the measuring field as well. A voltage with a range from 2.0V to 5.5V can be used to power this mini-Gamma sensor. However, the applied voltage should come from stable DC power that has either minimal or no ripple because the DC power ripple couples with input terminal of the high sensitive preamplifier to form fault signals.

SemeaTech's 3cc Cesium lodine Gamma Sensor consists of a cesium iodide crystal, a photodiode, and a high-gain preamplifier that can be used to measure X and γ radiation from 50keV to 3MeV. It features high sensitivity and an instant response time (of about a second) to a very minor change of X and γ (0.01μSv/h).

The sensor is housed in a 45x24x18±0.5mm metal housing with a cable of approx, 55mm as the connection interface. The connector is a 4-pin MOLEX PicoBlade 1.25mm (.049'') connector (reference Molex connector, part No.51021-0400). Pin assignment are shown below: