Pocket radiation monitors are small, handheld, lightweight, low power consumption devices designed for personal safety. They are typically used by first responders, HAZMAT team members, personnel in nuclear power plants, customs and border inspectors, and homeland security agents.
Silicon photodiodes are photodetectors without any internal gain and often rely on low-noise amplifiers for better signal-to-noise ratios.
Advantages of photodiodes vs. other photodetectors:
Advantages unique to Hamamatsu’s photodiodes:
Our TO-8 package-based PMT is lightweight and compact, and has high internal gain up to 106 and low noise. It is suitable to integrate into pocket or handheld devices. This type of PMT also comes in modules that include a high voltage power supply (HVPS) and an amplifier.
Advantages of PMTs vs. other photodetectors:
Advantages unique to Hamamatsu’s PMTs:
These lightweight and compact photodetectors are perfect for compact scintillation-based radiation detectors without an identification function. These are used for pocket radiation monitors.
These compact PMTs used for pocket radiation monitors are housed in a TO-8 sized metal package. Their high internal gain of up to 106 and extremely low dark count make them the best detectors for all types and sizes of scintillation-based radiation detection systems.
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