Radiation Detection

Radiation Detection

BaF2 Barium Fluoride Scintillators for Fast Timing Measurements

BaF2 scintillators are used for fast timing measurements where sub nanosecond time resolution is required. Supported applications include Positron Life Studies, Time of Flight (TOF) measurement, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Complete assemblies with crystal, light read out device, and front end electronics available from Berkeley Nucleonics.


YAP:Ce Scintillators for Fast X-Ray Spectroscopy

Cerium doped Yttrium Aluminum Perovskite (YAP:Ce) crystals are fast and mechanically robust scintillators ideal for use in the detection of low energy X-rays and gamma rays. Due to the material’s very fast decay time, detectors equipped with YAP:Ce can be operated at count rates of several MHz.

Scintillation Crystals and Detectors


Berkeley Nucleonics offers a full range of standard, specialized, and custom built scintillation detectors designed to meet the needs of the most demanding radiation counting applications. All known  scintillation materials are employed ranging from plastics to liquid scintillators to inorganic crystals such as NaI(Tl),  CsI(Tl) / (Na), high-density BGO,...

High Resolution SrI2(Eu) Strontium Iodide Scintillators

Europium doped Strontium Iodide scintillators feature very high light yields and excellent performance over a broad range of energies. Srl2(Eu) crystals are inherently free of intrinsic radioactivity resulting in a reduction of background activity and fewer false peaks.

CLYC:Ce Gamma / Neutron Scintillators

Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) scintillators combine the characteristics of medium resolution gamma ray detectors and 3He neutron detectors in one scintillation material. CLYC scintillators can therefore be used for both gamma and neutron detection.

Compton Suppression

Compton Suppressors Anti Compton Shields

Compton Suppression Shields are scintillation detector assemblies that are mounted around a High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector to detect the gamma rays scattered by the Ge crystal when a Compton event occurs. Many options are available and careful consideration should be taken when selecting the scintillation crystal(s) and the assembly design. Please download our comprehensive application...

Cerium Bromide CeBr3 High Resolution / Low Background Scintillators

CeBr3 scintillation crystals are characterized by their high resolution, fast decay time, and low intrinsic background properties. With a background count as low as <0.001 c/cc/s in the Ac-227 complex, CeBr3 presents a distinct advantage over other high-resolution scintillators which suffer from this intrinsic activity. CeBr3 crystals are available either canned or fully assembled with...

Model 2500R

Model 2500R Multichannel Analyzer (MCA)

The Model MCA2500R is a fully digital Multi-Channel Analyzer designed for NaI based nuclear spectroscopy across a broad spectrum of applications. The new design offers many new features previously reserved for far more expensive MCA systems. With a built in 10/100 Ethernet communication protocol, this model offers both speed and network application flexibility. Throughput has been improved to...

Silicon Photomultiplier Readout (SiPM)

Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) offer an alternative to the readout of scintillation crystals with Photomultiplier Tubes (PMTs). SiPMs are especially ideal in applications where a compact package and low voltage operation are crucial. The energy resolution and noise level achievable with SiPM readout varies with the type of scintillator, crystal dimensions, and the surface area covered by the...


SAM 945 (RIID) Radiation Isotope Identifier with Reachback

The new, all-in-one, RIID from Berkeley Nucleonics offers customers a rugged alternative to detachable detectors with a full suite of new features leveraging modern cell phone technology. The renaissance in handheld electronics (Smartphone, PDA, etc) has led to tremendous advancements in processing power and allows statistical calculations to be processed at a remarkable speed. In parallel,...