Handheld radiation monitors are larger than pocket types and typically used as survey meters, HAZMAT equipment and inspection tools. Handheld radiation monitors provide higher sensitivity to a broader energy range than pocket monitors. They can identify or locate radiation sources, and are portable and suitable for demanding environments, such as the outdoors or in cold or hot temperatures.
Our silicon photomultipliers are called MPPC (Multi-Pixel Photon Counters). They consist of multiple avalanche photodiode pixels operating in Geiger mode. These lightweight and compact photodetectors have high internal gain of up to 106, making them the best alternative for your scintillation-based radiation detection systems.
Advantages of MPPCs vs. other photodetectors:
Advantages unique to Hamamatsu’s MPPCs vs. competitor’s SiPMs:
Our modules range from simple designs, such as scintillator + photodetector, to more complex designs that can provide a direct digital/analog output. You can choose from a variety of modules we already offer off-the-shelf, or we can work with you to design a customized module that is specially tailored to your application.
Our MPPCs are available as single-channel detectors and arrays. These are used for pocket and handheld radiation monitors.
Choose from a variety of off-the-shelf modules or evaluation circuits for pocket and handheld radiation monitors that allow you to plug and play with built-in power supply, amplifier and temperature compensation function. Customization of modules specifically tailored for your applications are also available.
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